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Santonio Holmes called a “cancer” in locker room


Santonio Holmes was benched as the New York Jets’ season ended. (Lynne Sladky / AP)

The Santonio Holmes saga is just getting worse for the New York Jets.

After being called out by teammates for quitting on the team, more reports are coming out of New York.

Some teammates reportedly called Holmes a cancer to the team that quit weeks ago. They also compared his behavior to that of a 10 year old child.

LaDainian Tomlinson, for one, was not afraid to speak his mind.

“Let me just say there were some guys in the huddle that were unhappy with Tone’s demeanor,” running back LaDainian Tomlinson said. “When you have a group of guys that’s fighting their butts off, and one guy, for whatever reason, their demeanor’s not with them, you’re going to get some guys to say something to him and tell them how they feel. That’s what you got today.”

“My advice to him, I’m going to talk to him. We’re going to keep it between us, the advice I’m going to give him,” Tomlinson said. “I don’t want to put it out in the media, the stuff I will tell Tone. But we will have a conversation.”

“I’ll tell you what, it’s tough for guys to follow a captain that kind of behaves in that manner. You’re a captain, guys looking at you. You’ve got to lead by example,” Tomlinson said. “You’ve got to play your tail off until the last play. And when that doesn’t happen, you will have guys look at you in the way that captains shouldn’t be looked at. You should always put yourself out there as a leader.”