Former Saints cornerback is accused of grabbing his girlfriend by the throat.
Former Saints cornerback Tracy Porter, best known for his game-sealing pick-six in Super Bowl XLIV, was arrested Tuesday night on battery and drug possession charges, according to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.
Porter is accused of grabbing a woman by the face and neck in an argument five days earlier. The unnamed woman, who WBRZ says is his girlfriend of two years, had bruises consistent with her account. Porter admitted to grabbing the woman but said he was acting in self defense.
Officers also found marijuana and prescription painkillers in Porter’s car when he was arrested.
Porter’s most famous moment in the NFL came in Super Bowl XLIV against the Colts in 2010, when he stopped a potential game-tying drive with an interception return of Peyton Manning.
Porter, 31, played nine seasons in the NFL for the Saints, Broncos, Raiders, Redskins and Bears. He played all 16 games for Chicago last season and was cut in April to clear cap space.