After drubbing the Miami Dolphins 30-12 in Sunday’s AFC Wildcard game, Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach and former player Joey Porter was arrested at a Pittsburgh bar for “drunkenly assaulting a doorman.”
According to the official police release, security guards at The Flats on Carson reported an unruly customer to a police officer. The unruly customer was Porter, who was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.
The official press release:
At approximately 9:30 P.M., security guards at The Flats on Carson summoned a Pittsburgh Police Officer who was working at a nearby restaurant due to an unruly customer who was in the process of assaulting the doorman. Once he arrived on the scene, the Officer stopped the assault and arrested the actor, identified as 39-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter. Porter was taken to the Allegheny County Jail. His charges include aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.
Porter, who was known for being a rambunctious player during his day, also made headlines last year during the playoffs for an on-field altercation during Pittsburgh’s postseason victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
As for the Steelers, they are aware of the incident and released a statement:
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The Steelers head to Kansas City this weekend to take on the Chiefs in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs. Porter’s status for that game has yet to be determined.
Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was arrested for aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness.
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