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Ex – Steeler Joey Porter Suspected of Drunk Driving and Assaulting a Police Officer

28 Mar

Local news outlets and other sources such as ESPN and NFL.com reported this morning that Ex-Steeler, linebacker Joey Porter, who most recently played for the Miami Dolphins and now has been signed with the Arizona Cardinals, was arrested for drunken driving, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and assaulting a police officer last night in a fast-food parking lot in California.

Known for his attitude and outspoken ways, Porter, an NFL veteran at age 33, refused to show officers his license when they pulled him over for DUI suspicion, and began to roll up his window to drive away. He then slapped away the police officer’s hand who tried to open his door to complete the arrest.

No other details regarding the incident, the timeline of the evening or blood alcohol levels have been provided.

Porter played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1999-2006, wearing #55 and earning a Superbowl Ring in Super Bowl XL.