NY Jets Star Santonio Holmes — DESTROYS $175k Tax Problem

Santonio Holmes
Uncle Sam
must have been THRILLED when Santonio Holmes signed his $50 million contract with the NY Jets back in July … “cause it may have helped the NFL star FINALLY pay off a 6-figure tax debt.

has learned … the federal government had obtained a tax lien against the former Super Bowl hero back in March to the tune of $175,482.92 … after Holmes allegedly screwed the IRS out of income tax for 2009.

But back in August — after he signed the mega-deal — Santonio paid off the debt  … and is now even-Steven with the gov … this according to official docs filed in Florida.

If only the Jets could turn things around that quickly …