TAMPA, Fla. -- He's doing it for the kids. That's what Santonio Holmes wants us to believe, anyway. When he uses the global Super Bowl platform to disclose his first occupation in life -- selling drugs in his hometown of Belle Glade, Fla., a dismal place of crime and poverty about three hours and 10 back roads from here -- he says he's showing children how to learn from his youthful errors.
"We don't have a Wal-Mart. We don't have a Target. There are maybe two grocery stores, no movie theaters, no mall,'' he said. "There isn't really anything to do where we live, so all you're going to do is chase rabbits, go to school and play football -- or you're going to stand on a corner and sell drugs.''