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Allegheny County DA reduces charges filed against Steelers coach Joey Porter

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach got some good news Thursday as the Pittsburgh District Attorney reduced the charges filed against him from Sunday’s arrest.

Things didn’t look good for former Steelers linebacker, turned coach, Joey Porter after an arrest Sunday in the South Side of Pittsburgh. Porter faced several charges which included public drunkenness, resisting arrest and aggravated assault.

In reaction to these charges, the Steelers placed Porter on "leave", and wanted to wait to see where the review of the arrest would end up. After reviewing several surveillance videos from the event on Sunday after the team’s Wild Card win over the Dolphins, the Allegheny County District Attorney released the following information regarding the arrest.

The fact Porter now only faces charges of disorderly conduct and public drunkenness could be considered a win for him, not only as a citizen in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, but also as an employee of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Porter’s court date is scheduled for January 19th, and earlier this week Mike Tomlin told media there is a chance the outside linebackers coach travels with the team to Kansas City as they prepare to play the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round of the postseason.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on this news, and all news surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers, as they prepare to advance to the AFC Championship game for the first time since 2010.