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Joey Porter | Linebacker

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (41) / 3/22/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 248
College: Colorado State
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 3 (73) / PIT

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Steelers OLBs coach Joey Porter will plead guilty to a disorderly conduct citation on Tuesday.
Porter was originally charged with aggravated assault among other things following an incident with a bar bouncer and police officer in early January, but the serious charges were eventually dropped. The citation carries up to 90 days in jail, but it is unlikely Porter faces any time behind bars. He still could be looking at league discipline. Tue, Feb 21, 2017 10:36:00 AM

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Steelers OLBs coach Joey Porter has been reinstated from his team-imposed suspension and will coach in Sunday's Week 19 game against the Chiefs.

"We will await the outcome of the legal process and communicate further with the NFL regarding the Personal Conduct Policy before making any further decisions on potential discipline," Steelers president Art Rooney II said Friday. Porter had several charges dropped from last weekend's incident and is now only facing public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 09:28:00 AM

The District Attorney has reduced the charges against Steelers OLBs coach Joey Porter after reviewing surveillance video.

Originally charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, Porter is now only facing the final two, relatively minor, charges. It's unclear if this will be enough to get him back on the sideline for this weekend's Divisional Round game.'s Ian Rapoport reports Porter will be back "soon."
Thu, Jan 12, 2017 02:29:00 PM

Steelers placed OLBs coach Joey Porter on leave following his Sunday night arrest.

Porter was arrested after an altercation at a South Side Pittsburgh bar. "We have been and will continue to be in communication with the NFL," Steelers GM Kevin Colbert said. Officially, Porter was placed on leave "pending further review." If the allegations against Porter prove correct, it would be a surprise if he keeps his job as the Steelers' outside linebackers coach.
Mon, Jan 9, 2017 03:40:00 PM

Steelers OLBs coach Joey Porter has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness, and disorderly conduct following a Sunday night incident at a Pittsburgh bar.

He posted $25,000 bond and was released from jail Monday morning. Porter is accused of assaulting the doorman at the bar after Porter was asked numerous times to leave. Porter has a preliminary hearing on January 19. The Steelers will continue to prepare for the Divisional Round against the Chiefs.
Mon, Jan 9, 2017 09:51:00 AM

Steelers LBs coach Joey Porter was arrested after Sunday's Wild Card win over the Dolphins.

Per the Beaver County Times' Chris Mueller, Porter was booked by police outside The Flats Bar on the South Side of Pittsburgh following an apparent altercation with a police officer. The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department released a statement late Sunday saying Porter had been an "unruly customer" at the bar and was therefore arrested. The Steelers beat the Dolphins 30-12 on Sunday afternoon. A four-time Pro Bowl player, Porter has spent the last two years as Pittsburgh's outside linebackers coach.
Sun, Jan 8, 2017 10:42:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Steelers OLB coach Joey Porter will be fined for going on the field in Saturday's Wild Card game against the Bengals.

Porter left the sidelines to check on Antonio Brown after he suffered a concussion on a late hit by Vontaze Burfict. Pacman Jones confronted Porter and was immediately flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct. Porter was also believed to be "trash talking" with Bengals players before and during the game. The Porter incidents were just a few among many bizarre events to unfold in Saturday's chaotic Steelers win.
Sun, Jan 10, 2016 09:06:00 AM

Steelers promoted Joey Porter to outside linebackers coach.

37-year-old Porter is already making his way up the coaching ladder. He spent 2014 as a "defensive assistant," and got bumped up when LBs coach Keith Butler was promoted to defensive coordinator, replacing Dick LeBeau.
Fri, Feb 6, 2015 02:28:00 PM

Steelers hired retired OLB Joey Porter as a defensive assistant coach.

Porter, 37 next month, retired from the NFL in the summer of 2012 and joined his alma mater Colorado State's coaching staff as an undergraduate student assistant. Porter played eight seasons for the Steelers from 1999-2006, racking up 60 sacks. He's still getting his feet wet at the coaching level.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014 09:33:00 AM

Retired OLB Joey Porter has joined the Colorado State Rams' coaching staff as an undergraduate student assistant coach.

Porter starred for the Rams in the late 1990s, and he's finishing up his degree this year. He's going to be inducted into the school's sports Hall of Fame in November. Porter, 36, retired from the NFL last summer.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 08:51:00 PM

Former Steelers LB Joey Porter was arrested in Bakersfield (CA) on Friday night on a felony count of writing bad checks.

No details are available other than the allegation that Porter wrote at least one check with insufficient funds in Clark County, Nevada. Officers saw the felony warrant when they pulled him over during a routine traffic stop. Porter, 35, retired from football in July as a Pittsburgh Steeler. He had 98 career sacks.
Mon, Dec 24, 2012 03:45:00 PM

Former Steelers, Cardinals, and Dolphins LB Joey Porter has retired from football.

He's retiring as a Pittsburgh Steeler. A third-round pick out of Colorado State back in 1999, Porter wound up playing 13 NFL seasons and making four Pro Bowls. He earned a Super Bowl ring with Pittsburgh for the 2005 season. Porter, 35, was once one of the most feared edge-rushing outside linebackers in the game, piling up at least nine sacks six times. After a couple of disappointing seasons with Arizona, Porter admitted his knees could no longer handle the grind. He may be an eventual candidate for the Steelers' Ring of Honor.
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 05:07:00 PM

Cardinals placed LB Joey Porter (knee surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Porter underwent arthroscopic surgery in early November, and ended up never playing another down. The former All Pro appeared in just six games, and was horrendous when doing so, grading out as one of the worst linebackers in football by Pro Football Focus. At one time one of the best pass rushers in the game, it's quite possible Porter is at the end of the line.
Wed, Dec 21, 2011 01:30:00 PM

Cardinals declared LB Joey Porter, QB Kevin Kolb, WR Stephen Williams, SS Sean Considine, LT D'Anthony Batiste, WR Jaymar Johnson, and WR DeMarco Sampson inactive for Week 15 against the Browns.

Porter is close to a return but will need to go through a full week of practice before being active. John Skelton will make his fifth start of the season. Chanci Stuckey replaces DeMarco Sampson as the Cardinals fourth receiver. Kerry Rhodes and Ronald Bartel are active.
Sun, Dec 18, 2011 03:01:00 PM

Cardinals declared LB Joey Porter, QB Ronald Bartel, WR Chanci Stuckey, OT D'Anthony Batiste, WR Stephen Williams, FS Kerry Rhodes, and WR Jaymar Johnson inactive for Week 14 against the 49ers.

Porter practiced on a limited basis this week and is close to a return, but is likely to be used only in a backup role behind rookie Sam Acho. Rashad Johnson and Richard Marshall replace Rhodes at free safety, with Marshall the preferred option in passing situations.
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 02:48:00 PM

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