TAMPA, Fla. — He chased rabbits on the way to pulling a Super Bowl out of his hat. Santonio Holmes came out of the muck pits of Belle Glade, Fla., dodging divots and hunting small mammals as a way of getting by.
Holmes sold rabbits so he did not have to make a life out of selling drugs.
They don’t have a Wal-Mart or a Target in Belle Glade, no movie theaters or malls. “There really isn’t anything to do where we live,” Holmes said, “so all you’re going to do is chase rabbits, go to school, and play football.