Steelers assistant Joey Porter arrested after altercation with police officer
Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was arrested Sunday night after an altercation with a police officer, hours after the team beat the Miami Dolphins in a AFC Wild Card Game, the team confirmed.
The Steelers announced they have placed Porter "on leave" after yesterday's arrest.
The news of Porter's arrest was first reported by Chris Mueller of the Beaver County Times.
According to the Times, Porter was put in the back of a police car outside The Flats Bar on the south side of Pittsburgh hours after the Steelers’ 30–12 opening-round playoff win over the Dolphins.
KDKA in Pittsburgh later confirmed with a public safety spokesman that Porter had been arrested. KDKA reports that Porter is being charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and terroristic threats.
Porter was released from custody Monday morning after posting $25,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 19 for a preliminary hearing.
Porter played eight seasons with the Steelers and is in his third year as a coach.
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