Pittsburgh Steelers No. 1 draft pick Santonio Holmes spent close to 13 hours in a Franklin (Ohio) County jail after police charged him with domestic violence and assault.
Columbus police were called to a West Columbus apartment at 11:20 p.m. Sunday night by Leshae Boone, who said she was the mother of Holmes's youngest child.
"A female caller stated that the father of her child had assaulted her," said Sgt. Michael Woods of the Columbus Police Department. "We had two officers respond to the scene, where, after conducting an investigation, decided there was enough information and probable cause to file charges on the suspect, who was identified as Mr. Santonio Holmes. While the officers were at the scene still doing paperwork, Mr. Holmes returned to the scene. The officers placed him under arrest without incident."
According to the police report, Holmes was involved in "choking," "throwing (Boone) to the ground," "grabbing her arms" and "slamming her into a door," resulting in "bruises," "pain," and a "torn shirt" for Boone.
The arrest is the second within a month for Holmes, who was cited for disorderly conduct May 28 in Miami.
Holmes was released Monday at 2 p.m. on his own recognizance, and was reportedly heading to Pittsburgh.