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Report: Joey Porter Gets Into Altercation With Police After Steelers Game (Updates)

Some strange piece of news coming out this evening. Joey Porter has been reportedly placed in the back of a squad car after getting into an “altercation” with an officer on the South Side this evening. The Beaver County Times’ Chris Mueller was first to report. He issued a series of tweets about the incident.

Obviously, details are scarce and what Mueller is reporting is all we really know. Ostensibly, Porter has been arrested but that isn’t completely known either, I suppose.

We’ll update the story as it develops, and be sure to follow Mueller for any immediate details. Porter has served as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebackers coach for the past two seasons and has coached with the team the last three. He played for the team from 1999 to 2006.

UPDATE: WPXI says the Steelers have told they’re aware of the incident.

Steelers’ lead PR man has issued a brief statement per Chris Bradford.

Pittsburgh Police say Porter has indeed been arrested.

More updates. Jacob Klinger reports Porter was arrested for being an “unruly customer” at a South Side bar.

(11:59 PM): Pittsburgh police have released an officially a statement on what happened. Porter is accused of aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness, and terroristic threats.

12:53 AM: Police say they have removed the terroristic threat charges.

11:16 AM: You can read the full police report here.

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