Steelers assistant coach reportedly arrested outside Pittsburgh bar

Pittsburgh, PA — Joey Porter, an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers, was reportedly arrested outside a watering hole just hours after his team pulverized the Miami Dolphins, according to police.  

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Sunday when security guards at The Flats bar phoned authorities in regards to an “unruly customer.” Once they arrived, Porter was reportedly placed in the back of a police squad car.  

Porter’s team told Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Joe Rutter that they were “still gathering information” about the incident,

The Steelers are scheduled to travel to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, at 1:05 p.m. in the AFC Divisional playoffs. It is unclear at this time if  Porter will or will not join the team for the game. 

Dylan Rossiter

Dylan Rossiter is the Upstate Courier's founder and Editor-at-Large. He has covered Siena College men's basketball, the Tri-City ValleyCats, and Section II Athletics. Rossiter is based in Boston, MA and can be reached at Rossiter@UpstateCourier.com. Follow him on Twitter @ByDylanRossiter.

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