Steelers assistant Joey Porter placed on leave after arrest

Steelers assistant Joey Porter placed on leave after arrest
The Steelers have placed assistant coach Joey Porter on leave following his arrest Sunday night outside a Pittsburgh bar. Porter, an outside linebackers coach and former Pro Bowl player for the Steelers, was charged early Monday with assaulting a doorman at a bar and a police officer who intervened hours after the team's wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins. "We are continuing to gather information concerning Sunday night's incident involving Joey Porter," Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in a statement Monday. "We have been and will continue to be in communication with the NFL as is required by the Personal Conduct Policy. Pending further review, Joey Porter has been placed on leave. At this time, we will move forward with our preparations for the Divisional Round playoff game at Kansas City." The altercation happened at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. According to a criminal complaint, Officer Paul Abel was working security at another nearby bar...
Read The Rest at ABC News: Sports

Pages

Archive