Joey Porter arrested after reported altercation with police

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The Steelers beat the Dolphins on Sunday afternoon, but the rest of the day doesn’t appear to have gone as well for their outside linebackers coach Joey Porter.

Chris Mueller of the Beaver County Times reports that Porter was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car outside of a bar in the Southside area of Pittsburgh on Sunday evening. Mueller reports that Porter was handcuffed following an altercation with a police officer.

CBS Pittsburgh confirmed with Pittsburgh Public Safety spokesperson Sonya Toler that Porter has been arrested.

“We are aware of an incident tonight involving Joey Porter,” Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said, via Mueller. “We are still gathering information as it pertains to the situation, and we will have no further comment until we get more details.”

Porter is in his third year as a Steelers coach and played eight years for the team.

106 responses to “Joey Porter arrested after reported altercation with police

  1. in the last week porter and pacman have both stayed true to themselves; justice served.

  2. Shocking. The guy always had a screw loose and Steeler favouritism prevented him from being suspended for running on the field last playoffs like a fool.

    Nevermind the time he was shot in the leg (long before social media scutiny) while in Denver and his pregame figure and ejections and getting kicked off the Dolphins basically for something undisclosed.

  3. per the Pittsburg Post Gazette:

    “Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was taken into police custody after an altercation on the South Side tonight.

    The incident began at 9:30 p.m. at The Flats on Carson, a popular nightspot. According to eyewitness reports, Mr. Porter had been asked to leave the establishment several times and did not, and police were called to assist.

    The dispute went out on to the sidewalk

    Craig Johnston, of the South Side was walking home when the scene unfolded in front of him.

    Mr. Johnston said that Mr. Porter and a Pittsburgh Police officer exchanged words, with Mr. Porter repeatedly saying “I didn’t put my hands on him.”

    Mr. Johnston said that Mr. Porter was put in handcuffs and placed in a police vehicle without further incident. He was transported to the Allegheny County Jail. Police stopped traffic in both directions. The entire incident lasted about 10 minutes.”

  4. Does he think he’s in Foxboro? Cheating runs throughout that whole area to Goodells mansion so you can do what you want and they will make it ok. But JP anywhere else rules and laws apply.

  5. Classy bunch, those steelers. Both on and off the field. Late hits, trying to instigate during the game, you keep at it, guys.

  6. jchipwood says:
    Jan 8, 2017 10:55 PM

    Does he think he’s in Foxboro? Cheating runs throughout that whole area to Goodells mansion so you can do what you want and they will make it ok. But JP anywhere else rules and laws apply.
    ———————————————————
    Enjoy watching the Patriots super bowl run! Have a super off season!

  7. stampnhawk says:
    Jan 8, 2017 10:43 PM
    Shocking. The guy always had a screw loose and Steeler favouritism prevented him from being suspended for running on the field last playoffs like a fool.

    Refresh my memory, how many of the Bengals coaching staff were on the field earlier in the game when Bernard was injured? Most if not all of them. How many Steeler players pulled those coaches into a circle of Steelers as the Bengal coach was walking back to the sideline after checking on Bernard? Zero. How many Steeler players shoved a Bengal coach they just pulled into the circle of Steeler players? Zero.

    Let’s wait and see what he actually did or didn’t do and pass judgement, but that won’t happen since everyone hates the Steelers

  8. jchipwood says:
    Jan 8, 2017 10:55 PM
    Does he think he’s in Foxboro? Cheating runs throughout that whole area to Goodells mansion so you can do what you want and they will make it ok. But JP anywhere else rules and laws apply.
    =================

    First, Patriots fans are always derided on here for making everything about them, right? Exhibit A that it isn’t just Patriots fans that are obsessed with the Patriots.

    Second, if you are going to take verbal shots at the patriots, at least make sense. Everyone in America watched a 2 year legal battle unfold, with Brady being suspended because the NFL didn’t know cold air affects ball pressure. Brady was suspended for 4 games, not for being proved guilty of ball deflation, but for being found guilty that “if” deflation occurred, it is more probable than not that he would have been generally aware of it. If there is any team out that can’t get away with anything, it’s the team that you seem to think gets a free pass.

    Your asinine comments are doubly troubling considering you are a Dolphins fan, watching the jets get preferential treatment time and again. One would think if you were to have an issue of unfair treatment, it would be the treatment of the division rival jets that gets your panties in a wad

    Anyways, sorry for hijacking the STEELERS comments section, carry on

  9. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:12 PM
    jchipwood says:
    Jan 8, 2017 10:55 PM

    Does he think he’s in Foxboro? Cheating runs throughout that whole area to Goodells mansion so you can do what you want and they will make it ok. But JP anywhere else rules and laws apply.
    ———————————————————
    Enjoy watching the Patriots super bowl run! Have a super off season!
    _______________________________________

    Well the patriots have only won a super bowl the last decade after Spygate and that was by the dumbest play call in sb history. Unless they’ve stepped up their cheating, which is possible, they’ll lose again.

  10. Kim Jong Goodell says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:15 PM
    jchipwood says:
    Jan 8, 2017 10:55 PM
    Does he think he’s in Foxboro? Cheating runs throughout that whole area to Goodells mansion so you can do what you want and they will make it ok. But JP anywhere else rules and laws apply.
    =================

    First, Patriots fans are always derided on here for making everything about them, right? Exhibit A that it isn’t just Patriots fans that are obsessed with the Patriots.

    Second, if you are going to take verbal shots at the patriots, at least make sense. Everyone in America watched a 2 year legal battle unfold, with Brady being suspended because the NFL didn’t know cold air affects ball pressure. Brady was suspended for 4 games, not for being proved guilty of ball deflation, but for being found guilty that “if” deflation occurred, it is more probable than not that he would have been generally aware of it. If there is any team out that can’t get away with anything, it’s the team that you seem to think gets a free pass.

    Your asinine comments are doubly troubling considering you are a Dolphins fan, watching the jets get preferential treatment time and again. One would think if you were to have an issue of unfair treatment, it would be the treatment of the division rival jets that gets your panties in a wad

    Anyways, sorry for hijacking the STEELERS comments section, carry on
    ______________________________________

    Who’s fault was the 2 year legal battle? Also I guess the judges in the court do not understand ball pressure either since they ruled in Goodells favor. Yeah there was the first time where the judge ruled in Krafts favor and then a month later was partying with him at a “fundraiser” but nothing funny about that right? Nothing funny about Kraft being in charge of Goodells salary either right? So i’m guessing you are a patriots fan that can not understand the facts. Just like Spygate, the facts will come out about Deflategate and you will hear nothing from patriot fans once again.

  11. sundog05 says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:09 PM

    OJ and Ray Lewis breathe a collective sigh of relief…
    ——–
    and the racist stereotyping begins.

    but why wait for a little thing like “facts” to come out

  12. jchipwood says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:19 PM

    YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:12 PM
    jchipwood says:
    Jan 8, 2017 10:55 PM

    Does he think he’s in Foxboro? Cheating runs throughout that whole area to Goodells mansion so you can do what you want and they will make it ok. But JP anywhere else rules and laws apply.
    ———————————————————
    Enjoy watching the Patriots super bowl run! Have a super off season!
    _______________________________________

    Well the patriots have only won a super bowl the last decade after Spygate and that was by the dumbest play call in sb history. Unless they’ve stepped up their cheating, which is possible, they’ll lose again.
    ———————————————————–
    Saturday night, 815pm, CBS. I’ll be there! Look for me and wave!

  13. jchipwood methinks thou protestetch too much.

    Repeat after me:

    “Tom Brady is the Greatest Of All Time and is about to get a Thumb Ring. ”

    “If my Dolphins didn’t suck so hard and boatraced every team in the league like the Patriots do, and the rest of the league trumped up BS to tear my team down, I would be a smug ahole like all you Patriots fans.”

    There, that wasn’t so hard was it?

  14. Really tired every year of the hoopla around the steelers. Every year.
    Maybe it’s because we now have more coverage of the NFL than there are hours in the day. But every year people whining about ‘best offense in the league’
    ‘Can the stillers overtake New England for the afc’
    ‘Are the steelrrs Super Bowl contenders’

    The answer every year is no no and no
    Until Tom Brady retires, they are NEVER going to the Super Bowl.
    Just more noi$e this year. Great supporting cast for the Patriots.

    See you in the power rankings again next September. If you hate the pats you can at least join the wagon in January to hate the steelers

  15. jchipwood says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:24 PM

    Who’s fault was the 2 year legal battle?

    =============

    Well it is technically the NFL’s fault since they held an unfair arbitration hearing, filed the lawsuit and the appeal. The NFLPA only responded to lawsuits brought against them, by the NFL. Any more facts you need cleared up?

  16. and the racist stereotyping begins.

    but why wait for a little thing like “facts” to come out
    _____________

    Whoa dude, what? I really don’t think that was what he was saying at all. They also have in common that they are prominent sports figures who may or may not have committed murder. I think that was a pretty long stretch you made there. It could have just been about football…

  17. jchipwood says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:19 PM

    Well the patriots have only won a super bowl the last decade after Spygate and that was by the dumbest play call in sb history.
    ————————————————————–
    So let me get this straight – the fan of a team that hasn’t won anything at all since 1973 is making fun of the Patriots for last winning a SB 2 years ago?

  18. This is an opportunity for Mike Tomlin to show that he is a head coach not a cheerleader and fire Joey Porter.

  19. Let’s hear some facts first, before condemning anyone. People’s emotions run high right after big game.

  20. You know how hard you have to work to be a Steeler and get arrested on a Sunday night where the Steelers won a playoff game? I honestly didn’t think ti was possible.

  21. “The answer every year is no no and no
    Until Tom Brady retires, they are NEVER going to the Super Bowl. Just more noi$e this year. Great supporting cast for the Patriots.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    2005 and 2008 refute your statement, bitch.

  22. Funny.

    All the children trying to talk in big-boy words about the misfortune of others.

    The empty hearts and minds of arrogant fools.

    Every one of you will learn what weakness is one day.

    And there will be other sick-minded children to torment you.

    Enjoy.

  23. badgersteelerfan says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:14 PM

    Refresh my memory, how many of the Bengals coaching staff were on the field earlier in the game when Bernard was injured? Most if not all of them. How many Steeler players pulled those coaches into a circle of Steelers as the Bengal coach was walking back to the sideline after checking on Bernard? Zero. How many Steeler players shoved a Bengal coach they just pulled into the circle of Steeler players? Zero.
    —–
    How many Bengals coaches are spending tonight in a holding cell? Zero. How many Steelers coaches? One.

    Its one thing to have players with issues (and I’m not excusing the ones on my own team at all), but it you can’t leave that type of behavior behind when you’re a coach you shouldn’t be a coach. He also shouldn’t be enabled by his organization, which he obviously has been by his continued employment.

  24. This is my shocked face : – O

    That guys a scumbag of the lowest order, he would attack a nun crossing the street. Roid Rage Porter.

  25. Enough already!It matters not where fault lies, he’s a coach and should know better. He is in a position where is is to be an example for the young people under his charge, He’s got to get over the fact that he’s no longer a player and act accordingly.
    If he were on my staff i’d fire him.

  26. I love how the steelers get into everyone’s head on here every week. Think u all are closet steeler fans. The steelers are coming to New England and without gronk they are going to put the pats to sleep once and for all.

  27. Same guy who, on camera, had 6 of his boys jump and assault Levi Jones from behind in Las Vegas. How is this guy allowed on the league exactly?

  28. jchipwood,
    “Also I guess the judges in the court do not understand ball pressure either since they ruled in Goodells favor”

    The judges were not agreeing with the ball pressure issue, they were agreeing that under the terms of the CBA, Goodell can do basically whatever he wants when it comes to disciplinary action, whether or not it is appropriate. (Unfortunately, that was the correct ruling.)

  29. He should have been made an example of in last year’s playoff game but wasn’t. So now he has to deal with the law for his behavior.

    Is anyone shocked about that?

  30. Really tired every year of the hoopla around the steelers. Every year.
    Maybe it’s because we now have more coverage of the NFL than there are hours in the day. But every year people whining about ‘best offense in the league’
    ‘Can the stillers overtake New England for the afc’
    ‘Are the steelrrs Super Bowl contenders’

    The answer every year is no no and no
    Until Tom Brady retires, they are NEVER going to the Super Bowl.
    Just more noi$e this year. Great supporting cast for the Patriots.

    See you in the power rankings again next September. If you hate the pats you can at least join the wagon in January to hate the steelers

    =====================

    We’ll, there is the culture of cheating you’ll have to deal with until the end of time. Your legacy….own it. Who is Ernie Adams and what exactly does he do for your organization?

  31. Hmmmm…HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    The same guy that picked a fight with Levi Jones at Vegas bar, and the same guy that runs on to the field to check on Antonio Brown who’s a WR not a LB.
    All the best man…lol

  32. ***edit: “…Porter is in his third year as a Steelers coach and played eight years for the team and is a known knucklehead. This news should shock no one who’s ever witnessed any of his idiotic and erratic behavior.”

  33. JP is just another cheating dog like the rest of the squealers. How the Patriots got drug into this is a joke, I’m no Patriot fan but, spy-gate , and deflate gate were much ado about nothing. There has been a concerted effort for decades to make sure the squealers win at all costs. It became public knowledge in the Super Bowl with Seattle, their calls against Seattle were so ridiculous it was an embarrassment to all fans. I wonder how much money the refs made on that disgrace.

  34. I’m a Steeler fan, but I just read Porters list of run ins with the law over his career. The Steelers should set an example and fire him now. Is this the kind of example a coach should set for the players? He is not even a good outside linebackers coach! Dump him Mr. Rooney!

  35. Wow. bad look for Steelers as he is a coach on team. Not good any way you look at it.

  36. To Steelers fans that are saying wait for all the facts to come out – did you say the same thing last week when Pac man was arrested?

  37. Scum runs deep on this team…starts with the coaches…starts with Mike “turkey leg tripping Jacoby” Tomlin…

    Meanwhile – most overrated fan base in all of sports. Nice half empty stadium yesterday!!!

  38. dadsource says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:03 PM
    Probably an over-zealous cop trying to escalate a situation and ruin lives instead of ‘serve and protect,

    ——————

    Actually if you read the article you would have seen that he was off duty and working as a doorman at a bar as a second job.

    Ruin lives huh? I love that narrative. So it’s the cops fault when someone does something completely stupid and illegal and they get arrested for it?

    Not to mention members of the Steelers are GODS in PA, you REALLY got to screw up to get arrested.

  39. TylerHills says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:58 PM
    Bad PR for the Steelers. Every team experiences it though. In the end will it matter? Probably not. Heck of a game they played today. though. In the end will it matter? Probably not. Heck of a game they played today.

    Name another team that has a coach arrested during playoffs?

    Answer: None. So no other team experiences it.

  40. jchipwood says:

    Does he think he’s in Foxboro? Cheating runs throughout that whole area to Goodells mansion so you can do what you want and they will make it ok. But JP anywhere else rules and laws apply.

    ______________________

    Weak, you got no game, boy.

  41. Doesn’t he usually pick his fights on the field while the game is going on? Maybe he was frustrated that his players still couldn’t make a tackle without grabbing the player’s face mask. Or that they still need to commit dirty hits on a QB to win? Or that the defenders are so roided up that they crash into each other?

  42. hate to break it to you chippy but if all you do is vomit unsubstantiated garbage against the pats all over every thread….you’re a pats fan buddy.

  43. Let’s run this down for everyone:
    2003 Porter is shot in Denver.
    2006 His Pitbulls escape and kill a horse
    2007 6 of his boys jump Levi Jones in a Vegas Casino, After they jump him Porter comes in for a few free punches
    2011 His Dogs kill another dog
    2012 Porter is arrested for passing bad checks
    2016 Porter involved in several strange on field incidents as a coach, including a 15 yard crawling on the ground unsportsman like conduct celebration penalty with Antonio Brown and also involved in the infamous dust up with Pacman DURING a playoff game.
    2017 Arrested for assault and 4 other charges

    Dude has been nothing but class, a fine example for Steeler nation.

  44. Joey was an idiot when he was a Dolphin, he obviously hasn’t grown up. Can’t go to a bar now without getting drunk and ending up in jail. Way to go Joey, hope you still have a job tomorrow.

  45. carloswlassiter says:
    Jan 9, 2017 12:21 AM
    jchipwood says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:19 PM

    Well the patriots have only won a super bowl the last decade after Spygate and that was by the dumbest play call in sb history.
    ————————————————————–
    So let me get this straight – the fan of a team that hasn’t won anything at all since 1973 is making fun of the Patriots for last winning a SB 2 years ago?

    0 0

    =========================

    yea maybe but butler still had to make the play, and he did, so……

  46. Having met and spoken with Joey Porter, I can describe him in one word…’Bonehead’.

  47. jvw1982 says:
    Jan 9, 2017 10:02 AM
    Lets wait for the details, my guess the cops overreacted about something….

    _________________________________

    Oh sure, it’s always the cops. Next you’ll say it was racism.

    Porter has always been a guy who crossed the line. A leopard doesn’t change his spots.

  48. He will be fine I’m sure just a slap on the wrist. Now if he was a coach for the Patriots that would be a totally different story.

  49. Kim Jong Goodell says:
    Jan 8, 2017 11:15 PM
    jchipwood says:
    Jan 8, 2017 10:55 PM
    Does he think he’s in Foxboro? Cheating runs throughout that whole area to Goodells mansion so you can do what you want and they will make it ok. But JP anywhere else rules and laws apply.
    =================

    First, Patriots fans are always derided on here for making everything about them, right? Exhibit A that it isn’t just Patriots fans that are obsessed with the Patriots.

    Second, if you are going to take verbal shots at the patriots, at least make sense. Everyone in America watched a 2 year legal battle unfold, with Brady being suspended because the NFL didn’t know cold air affects ball pressure. Brady was suspended for 4 games, not for being proved guilty of ball deflation, but for being found guilty that “if” deflation occurred, it is more probable than not that he would have been generally aware of it. If there is any team out that can’t get away with anything, it’s the team that you seem to think gets a free pass.

    Your asinine comments are doubly troubling considering you are a Dolphins fan, watching the jets get preferential treatment time and again. One would think if you were to have an issue of unfair treatment, it would be the treatment of the division rival jets that gets your panties in a wad

    Anyways, sorry for hijacking the STEELERS comments section, carry on
    ==================================

    Your “dynasty” is built on the worst call in NFL history and scandals.

    Good work.

  50. Well the patriots have only won a super bowl the last decade after Spygate and that was by the dumbest play call in sb history. Unless they’ve stepped up their cheating, which is possible, they’ll lose again.
    __________________________________________

    And the Dolphins have zero in 5 decades. In fact, they haven’t won a SB since cheating to get Shula as the coach. To be honest, maybe the Dolphins should consider stepping up their cheating. Its the only chance they have.

  51. Who’s fault was the 2 year legal battle? Also I guess the judges in the court do not understand ball pressure either since they ruled in Goodells favor. Yeah there was the first time where the judge ruled in Krafts favor and then a month later was partying with him at a “fundraiser” but nothing funny about that right? Nothing funny about Kraft being in charge of Goodells salary either right? So i’m guessing you are a patriots fan that can not understand the facts. Just like Spygate, the facts will come out about Deflategate and you will hear nothing from patriot fans once again.
    __________________________________________

    Actually, it was the NFLs fault. They filed the initial case in NY, lost, then filed the appeal in NY. 90% of that two year legal battle was the result of the NFL.

    Its ironic how you claim Pats fans don’t understand facts, yet your entire posted dribble is devoid of facts. The small amount of factual information included makes absolutely no sense. The judges you spoke of made it a point to disclose they are not reviewing the facts of the case. Just whether Goodell had the right to suspend under the CBA. You know that. Everyone knows that. So it doesn’t matter if they knew or believed in ball pressure – it had absolutely no impact on the case at that point.

    Dolphins looked great yesterday. Really bright future for that pathetic franchise.

  52. jvw1982 says:
    Jan 9, 2017 10:02 AM
    Lets wait for the details, my guess the cops overreacted about something….

    ————————————-

    Here is the difference between some people..

    I agree lets wait for the facts- however I tend to give the benefit of the doubt to the police officer who was working a second job for extra money and was presumably sober , where as you are giving it to the former millionaire entitled athlete with a history of acting crazy who was out at a bar after a big win and presumably drinking alcohol.

    Because lord knows, I never did anything stupid after I had been drinking…….

  53. This could be much ado about nothing. Early reports seem to suggest that Porter was handcuffed more for precaution than anything else. Having said that… I’ve been a Steeler fan since around the time Porter was born. If he is honestly stupid enough to go to a bar and cause a scene and thereby cause bad publicity for a team on a roll like the Steelers are, I have no issue at all if the Steelers move on from Porter. They don’t need the distraction. Hopefully this is a minor incident with little to no repercussions

  54. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jan 9, 2017 12:25 AM
    This is an opportunity for Mike Tomlin to show that he is a head coach not a cheerleader and fire Joey Porter.

    That’ll happen after the Patriots fire Michael Floyd because of his extreme DUI charge. Typical Patriots fan talking about how high and mighty the Patriots are and how they wouldn’t employ someone who is a drunk or a bad actor–until they do, and then it’s OK.

  55. When I get arrested at a bar for fighting the police, I like to get up bright and early the next morning and make myself a big–hair of the dog– Bloody Mary. A stiff Screwdriver works just as good, if you’re out of tomato juice.

  56. whenwilliteverend says:
    Jan 9, 2017 12:02 PM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jan 9, 2017 12:25 AM
    This is an opportunity for Mike Tomlin to show that he is a head coach not a cheerleader and fire Joey Porter.

    …. Typical Patriots fan talking about how high and mighty the Patriots are and how they wouldn’t employ someone who is a drunk or a bad actor–until they do, and then it’s OK.

    @whenwilliteverend

    patsfan4lifesbchamps is a Jets fan. If you want to make this thread about Jets fans, knock yourself out. No need to make it about Pats fans.

  57. janneywheels says:
    Jan 9, 2017 12:18 PM
    I love it when people melt over the Patriots in a thread that has nothing to do with them

    Keep it up jchipwood!!

    ———

    Everything has to do with the Patriots to Chippy and the rest of #TheHaters…. Chippy wakes up each morning and the 1st thing he does is log onto PFT to post his anti-Patriot drivel. But to be fair, at least Chippy doesn’t pretend to be a Patriots fan like our resident Jets fan….

  58. whenwilliteverend says:
    Jan 9, 2017 12:02 PM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jan 9, 2017 12:25 AM
    This is an opportunity for Mike Tomlin to show that he is a head coach not a cheerleader and fire Joey Porter.

    That’ll happen after the Patriots fire Michael Floyd because of his extreme DUI charge. Typical Patriots fan talking about how high and mighty the Patriots are and how they wouldn’t employ someone who is a drunk or a bad actor–until they do, and then it’s OK.

    Note: this guy is a Jets fan masquerading around (poorly, I might add) as a Patriots fan. Trolls about as hard as Chipwood.

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