You’d think they’d be happier after a win.
Joey Porter played linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers for a long time and was a fierce competitor on defense. It seems he hasn’t lost that fire, and that’s not a good thing.
Porter, now the Steelers’ linebackers coach, was arrested Sunday night outside a Pittsburgh bar after allegedly assaulting a doorman. Police had to break up the fight and arrested Porter on the scene. He was taken to Allegheny County Jail, charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. No comment was made as to the altercation.
#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
“We are still gathering information as it pertains to the situation, and we will have no further comment until we get more details,” team spokesman Burt Lauten said about the incident. It’s the second incident Porter has had with the law, having been arrested for DUI in 2010. Porter might wind up suspended for the playoffs and longer if he’s not careful. This is an opportunity for head coach Mike Tomlin to show he’s not just a pushover, but if he’s not strict with Porter expect a backlash in the media.
Is Porter’s behavior indicative of Tomlin’s lack of control, or is this just no big deal?