For Pittsburgh fans, does it get any better than this Sunday? The Pittsburgh Steelers dominate the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card game, followed by the Pittsburgh Penguins whipping the Tampa Bay Lightning later that afternoon.
After the rumors of Ben Roethlisberger and his walking boot subsided, reports have now surfaced Steelers OLB coach, and former player, Joey Porter was detained by Pittsburgh Police after having an altercation with an officer.
#Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter has been put in the back of a cop car in the south side for an altercation with a police officer— Chris Mueller (@ByChrisMueller) January 9, 2017
The incident occurred outside The Flats bar on East Carson Street #Steelers— Chris Mueller (@ByChrisMueller) January 9, 2017
The police car with Porter in it just left. He was put in handcuffs. #Steelers— Chris Mueller (@ByChrisMueller) January 9, 2017
Porter, likely out celebrating the team’s big playoff win, was reportedly taken away in handcuffs in a police cruiser.
It is unknown what caused the altercation, and if there will be any charges against Porter. The Steelers have yet to release any information on this situation, and will most likely deal with it in-house.
Nonetheless, this type of distraction is exactly what the team doesn’t need as they attempt to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round of the playoffs and advance to the AFC Championship game for the first time since 2010.
UPDATE: The Steelers recognize there was an incident, but have no comment until they gather more information.
The #Steelers are aware of an incident involving coach Joey Porter and PGH police on South Side, but "we are still gathering information."— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) January 9, 2017
The #Steelers are still gathering information and "will have no further comment until we get more details" regarding Joey Porter incident— Joe Rutter (@tribjoerutter) January 9, 2017
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