Following Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers assistant Joey Porter was arrested at a South Side bar for being an “unruly customer.” Porter now faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault and terroristic threats.
Chris Mueller of The Beaver County Times was first to report the news.
The Pittsburgh police confirmed the news later in the night and issued a statement on the incident.
“At approximately 9:30 p.m. ET, 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,” the statement read.
“Once he arrived on the scene, the Officer stopped the assault and arrested the actor, identified as 39-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers assistant Joey Porter. Porter was taken to the Alleghany County Jail. His charges include aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and terroristic threats.”
A Steelers spokesman issued a brief statement on Porter’s arrest.
Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten: "We are aware of an incident tonight involving Joey Porter. We are still gathering information ….
— Chris Bradford (@PghBradford) January 9, 2017
Porter, who played eight seasons for the Steelers, is in his third year as an assistant on Mike Tomlin’s staff.
Pittsburgh returns to action next weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. Kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium is set for 1:05 p.m. ET on NBC.
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