The rise and fall and rise of Holmes

From hero to castoff to captain -- and everything in between -- Santonio's back on top

Updated: September 7, 2011, 3:51 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Santonio Holmes was dropped on the New York Jets' doorstep, his tattered baggage tucked under his arm. Inside was a four-game drug suspension, a rap sheet that included arrests in three states and, of course, his prized possession -- the Super Bowl catch.

That was only a year ago. Since then, Holmes has gone from a problem child, discarded by the Pittsburgh Steelers, to a team captain with a $45 million contract. This is a "Rise and Fall and Rise" story, an impoverished, rabbit-chasing child ...

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