Joey Porter Placed On Leave By Steelers


The Pittsburgh Steelers have reacted to Joey Porter’s last night arrest, announcing they have placed him on leave for an undetermined amount of time.

Porter was arrested at a South Side bar last night and charged with assault, public drunkenness, and disorderly conduct. He is alleged to have gotten into an altercation with a police officer.


Kevin Colbert released a statement to the team website on the decision.

“We are continuing to gather information concerning Sunday night’s incident involving Joey Porter. We have been and will continue to be in communication with the NFL as is required by the Personal Conduct Policy. Pending further review, Joey Porter has been placed on leave.Β At this time, we will move forward with our preparations for the Divisional Round playoff game at Kansas City.”

It’s unclear the extent of Porter’s leave though it could run through the rest of the playoffs. For now, the legal system will have to sort out fact from fiction.

Porter has served as the Steelers’ outside linebackers coach for the past two seasons and been with the team for the past three. He was drafted by Pittsburgh in 1996, racking up 60 sacks with the club.

It’s not fully known who will take over for Porter’s responsibilities. But the team has two linebackers coaches, Jerry Olsavsky coaches the inside linebackers, and could take over for the group. Keith Butler served as the team’s linebackers coach before replacing Dick LeBeau in 2015. Filling Porter’s shoes shouldn’t be an issue for the team going forward.

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  • Jay Clam 2021

    Very unfortunate, but he should have just gone to another bar/club and not acted so entitled.

  • PaeperCup

    Bummer, will miss his energy. But probably the right thing to do.

  • srdan

    Bad time to deal with this, but good way to deal with it.

  • Bradys_Dad

    The LBs are going to step it up for J. Peezy. I know that Alex Smith is not Matt Moore but I’d still hate to be him if the LBs find incentive in this ridiculousness.

  • T3xassteelers

    So is he fired or just a temporary leave until they know 100% sure?

  • WilliamSekinger

    temporary leave until the issue is sorted out is how I read it.
    Edit: Probably unpaid leave as well.

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Watch the OLBs play like dogsh*t this week. Guaranteed.

  • Alex Kozora

    Leave, for now. Not a firing. Yet anyway.

  • Brian Tollini

    In other news, Pittsburgh plays Kansas City Sunday @1:05pm…..so, there’s that.

  • Bradys_Dad

    My answer to your questions would be “yes.”

  • colingrant

    Decisive, appropriate and the absolute right call.

  • Bradys_Dad

    I think it’ll be just the opposite. At least I hope so.

  • Don

    James Harrison, player/coach

  • Jeff Papiernik

    By that logic, we should fire all of our position coaches right before the Super Bowl, so every player will play the best game of their lives because they’ll be so “inspired.” Trust me, I had a coach in high school placed on leave, and it’s heartbreaking. It gets to you mentally. It throws off team chemistry. And they’re on the road. I expect a subpar performance this week from the LB core. But hey, maybe I’m wrong.

  • PaeperCup

    These are adults, and professionals, and veterans. I don’t see the lack of Porter (whose coaching ability is suspect to begin with) having THAT big of an effect. If they play like crap, they play like crap. IT will have nothing to do with Peezy

  • Jimbo

    Damn..bad time to lose a coach.

  • Michael Joseph Jackson

    I dont think so, James Harrison is the real BOSS of this group they follow him….Porter just gets them prepped, nothing the rest of the staff cant handle in his stead…

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Yeah and the boat trip controversy had nothing to do with the Giants pathetic play either

  • Jeff Papiernik

    If that’s the case, why even employ him in the first place? If he contributes absolutely nothing, save some money and have the other coaches carry his load.

  • Xclewsive

    Jerry Os job to lose now!!

  • srdan

    And remember the position coach before that is now the DC. If anything they’ll be amped up.

  • srdan

    I don’t think it did. I can barely remember what I did a week ago, why do you think NFL players are any different?

  • Jeff Papiernik

    That’s a good point. We’re very fortunate to have his experience.

  • srdan

    He already has that role!

  • PaeperCup

    How about playing on the road in the frozen tundra. Besides, COMPLETELY different circumstances. Those were players, this is a coach. A lesser coach. Not the head coach, not the coordinators. Taking a page from Terry Bradshaw, he’s a great cheerleader.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Coaches are typically held to a higher standard than players. I would be shocked if Porter continues in his current capacity after this is all over. Although, weirder things have happened like Gregg Williams still coaching in the NFL and now becoming the defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.

  • Jeff Papiernik

    I mean think about it. Beckham criticized ALL week about the trip. Can’t turn on a TV without hearing it. Probably answered a million questions about it. Amps himself up. Wants to go out there, put on a huge performance to shut people up. Pressure builds. Has 3 drops. Seriously? 3 drops? That’s worse than Sammie Coates. Don’t tell me it had no effect.

  • Jeff Papiernik

    Except most people thought Bradshaw was in the wrong on that one.

  • JohnB

    Wheres Greg Lloyd at?? haha

  • srdan

    Let me put it this way. I’d rather be missing Joey than what we were missing for the second playoff game last year.

    ya know?!

  • stan

    You know the team would be disciplined anyway. He doesn’t strike me as a coach-type though.

  • mem359

    I agree, but following that kind of advice is easier done BEFORE getting stinking drunk. (I’m guessing not so much entitlement, more drunken irrational.)

  • PaeperCup

    He is.

  • Don

    Now they should give him the official title to go with it. πŸ™‚

  • PaeperCup

    Too much sun screen on the hands.

  • The Truth

    Beckham is overrated. He is a mouth. Same mold as the fool Terrell Owens. Who was also a WR who had drops.

  • Mr. KnowItAll

    You would think it would be Jerry Olsalvsky…

  • The Truth

    Yeah because Porter did wonders with Jones. You seem upset that being drunk and acting a fool is viewed as a negative thing. Porter is a moron. This isn’t the first time he has acted like a fool in public.

  • StillersInThe6

    Oh God lol – it’s amusing to me how little credit professional athletes get in regards to their mental toughness. If Joe Porter not being on the sidelines completely impacts their performance negatively, the problems are not with this decision but the player personnel.

    TLDR: this decision will literally not effect the outcome of Sunday’s game a hair, relax

  • StillersInThe6

    Right because the fact that it was his FIRST playoff game had nothing to do with that?? Did you see the drops too? The TD one would have been a ridiculous highlight reel catch had he made it..

  • StillersInThe6

    The same Terrell Owens that is a unanimous top 5 NFL WR of all time? lol – one’s mouth has little/no correlation with one’s play.

  • connfyoozed .

    Probably the best solution for the time being. It would really look bad if the team didn’t do anything at all. Get all the info, figure out what they want to do at that point.

  • MK

    Truth… back to business!

  • connfyoozed .

    Overall I agree. They don’t need the distraction of having him there and being asked questions about why nothing was done. But the team should get all the facts before they do something definitive.

  • thehugster

    I saw a documentary about the bounty gate scandal where Harrison was featured prominently. Contrary to public perception he came across as incredibly well grounded, well spoken, and wise.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Not a linebacker, but Ray Horton is available.

  • connfyoozed .

    First choice if they eventually need a replacement for Porter: James Harrison, if he ever decides to retire. Which he might, at age 50. πŸ˜‰

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    That would be cool. Hope the Steelers and Harrison keep a close association after he is done playing.

  • Dan

    Great players don’t necessarily make great coaches. Maybe he would, maybe he wouldn’t. The coaches that now work with him every day would probably have a pretty good sense. I’d certainly give him the benefit of the doubt and be interested to see how he’d do.

  • Taylor Williams

    Uhh he’s already the player couch. I’d rather Harrison be LB couch anyway.

  • Bryan Ischo

    I think that if this were training camp, or early in the season, Porter would be missed more. But these players have been coached into their positions for 20+ weeks now. The outside linebacker rotation settled down and now the best players are in there every play, doing what they already know how to do. Porter is probably kind of expendable at this point. I’m not saying that there is zero effect of Porter going, but I think it’s pretty minimal at this point, to the point where a hundred other variables are more important.

    Also, no offense to the Steelers organization, but I think that they would not have put Porter on leave if he was very important to the success of the team. They have proven in the past that they’ll overlook indiscretions by really important cogs in the machine, but lesser cogs get kicked aside pretty quickly. Ergo, Porter is not an important cog in the machine at this point.

  • NYCSteelCurtain

    Porter ads a bit of swagger to this group. Tomlin likes having coaches that can bring some attitude and toughness. He trusts that his guys will get his players ready.

    Unfortunately, Joey acted up and got himself in trouble. BUT, I’d say he’s done a fine job at getting his boys ready and amped up for games. Jones was and is a lost cause, not Joey’s fault. We tend to blame the coaches a bit more than we should in these circumstances.

    I don’t think Joey Porter is being trusted so much with player scouting and evaluation at this point. Tomlin, Colbert, Butler, and Orlavsky are more seasoned and equipped to handle those duties. I could be wrong, but that’s my sense.

  • Frank Nitti

    Is Kevin Greene still retired?

  • Don

    First, it was a light-hearted comment, not a call for action. Secondly, I don’t think JH would appreciate being called a player “couch”.

  • DoctorNoah

    I think Porter will be back sooner than later, unless Goodell gets his mitts on him.

  • Taylor Williams

    Fine we’ll call him bully.

  • Daniel

    Another bar? he should have grown up and went home…have some drinks at home than get back to the lab prepare for kc.

  • Daniel

    It won’t bother me if steelers brass decided to part ways with peezy..peezy we we one who wanted stinking Jarvis Jones on the field…to me that tells me he could not evaluate talent..as we all kno Harrison is Harrison better player

  • Disqussant

    Completely disagree with this call. There is no incontrovertible evidence that Porter grabbed this 145-pound cop by his wrists nor is their video evidence that Porter did anything to the bouncer. Doubt there is CCTV. If there is, and the Steelers have seen it, I still wouldn’t place Porter on leave. Let’s not forget his energy was an extremely important factor in the Cincinnati victory last year.

  • Daniel

    Should have not been in a bar in the first place..we got less than a week to prepare for kc…celebrate after superbowl geez

  • Disqussant

    You’re right, but that doesn’t change my decision after the event occurred.

  • connfyoozed .

    I think that they are placing him on leave BECAUSE there isn’t any incontrovertible evidence. They are going to need time to gather all of the facts and separate it from the fiction. But it would look really bad to the football world if they didn’t do anything, especially if it turns out that any of this is true. Hence, he’s placed on leave until they can figure it out, or until after the season.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    According to the police report; the cop open his jacket to use his cop cam so there may be some video evidence. Regardless, Steelers did the right thing.

  • Josh

    Harrison = strength coach. Medicine ball toss to become part of day 1 training camp fitness drill…

  • Disqussant

    If you read the report closely, you’ll see that he opened the jacket after Porter allegedly grabbed him. If the cop is exaggerating, the Steelers did not do the right thing IMHO.

  • Disqussant

    OK, see your point. Let’s hope they sort the fact from fiction and it is, in fact, fiction.

  • gdeuce

    Harrison is they type of player that will distance himself from football when he’s done for good

  • Jones

    James Harrison will stink because his coach who is his age is a stupid drunk. Sure… You are not a wise man.

  • gdeuce

    like how the RBs played badly when Kirby was in the hospital before the game in Denver….oh wait

  • MK

    With the cop being 5’6 145lbs, Joey’s fingertips brushing up against could have hurt him.

  • Vic

    Bring Gregg Lloyd in to coach the OLBs

  • Sam Clonch

    Gotta wonder if this would have been a story, at all, if Porter wasn’t a former (high profile) player. Realistically, no one was hurt, nothing was damaged, no punches thrown, no nurses spit on at the booking station (PACMAN’S A JAG-OFF!). He was kinda wasted, wanted in the club, and tried to bear hug the guy out of his way. Much ado about nothing.

  • pittfan

    Organizations like the Steelers have team security personnel with close ties to local law enforcement. By now they have facts about this we are not privy to. If they deemed it correct to pout him on leave, I’m betting dollars to donuts they’re sure this is the right course of action.

  • Steve Johnson

    Very unfortunate, but no doubt the right thing to do. Very disappointed in Joey Porter.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Plenty of witnesses. Steelers did not fire him; they put him on leave. Very prudent. This is not the Bengals. Porter set a bad example and he is reaping the consequences.

  • k33ger

    it’s a story cuz it’s a Steelers coach during the playoffs. Pretty sure a coach at any point of the year is also a big story, but during this time of year? Way big.

  • 6 ring circus

    All in all, this was the right thing to do. The standard is the standard, Joey.

  • k33ger

    wonder what the bounties are for Bell, Brown, and Ben?

  • Bradys_Dad

    I hope that you’re wrong too – no offense – hopefully these men are mentally tough enough to keep their eyes on the prize.

  • 6 ring circus

    Quote…”Do your damn job”.

  • Disqussant

    Well, with “plenty of witnesses” you may be right. Without them, it’s just he said, she said. Let’s not forget the officer is talking about “many black males” or something like that. The guy was obviously s*****G bricks LOL

  • 6 ring circus

    Call him whatever, just call him. #92, over and over again!

  • 6 ring circus

    Maybe a strength coach, but I think he goes off the grid to raise his family the way he sees fit. He has to be set for life. After all, he hates Goodell!

  • connfyoozed .

    It’s a big deal if a coach acts like this. Probably a bigger deal than if a player did it, because coaches are probably held to a higher standard of behavior by most people. His being a former player with name recognition and an ex-Steeler player to boot gives it some additional attention, but this is absolutely not something to sweep under the rug. And we only know possibly what happened, not definitively. It could be nothing, or it could be something, and the team should do their due diligence to find out the truth.

  • 6 ring circus

    Or go back to developmental stage, i.e. peewee, high school…

  • Sam Clonch

    Reading through the statements and the list of charges, this appears to be no more serious than getting in a slap fight with your friend on the streets. Maybe a few hours community service, couple bucks fine.

    On the other hand, no one apparently cares at all about Malcom Floyds DUI arrest, him facing MANDATORY JAIL time for it in AZ, and the fact he’s about to start in the playoffs! I hope that’s more a sign that the Steelers care more than the Pats. But who knows.

  • Walt Dongo

    get rid of this distraction now

  • Sam Clonch

    These are nothing charges. He’ll get a small fine, couple hours of community service. There are head coaches out there with more serious offenses on their records.

  • PaeperCup

    Yeah, no where near as big a deal as the Pac-Man accusations. But still a Deal none the less. Leave is the right approach, nothing definitive until more details are available. But put on watch. Let’s see if the Bengals or the league discipline Jones.

  • Disqussant

    Agree completely.

  • connfyoozed .

    With all due respect, what other coaches and players have been in trouble for isn’t overly relevant here. The charges themselves are not the whole issue. The complete lack of judgement on Porter’s part to put himself in that situation, and the negative publicity and poor light it casts on the team at a time when they should be concentrating on the playoffs, are the issues. Hey, it’s quite possible that the team eventually agrees with you and he returns to work, but it would really look fishy if the team just pretended that this didn’t happen and let him keep coaching. He’s on leave; if there was nothing to this, he’ll be back.

  • Sam Clonch

    Yeah. It’s “A” deal. Leave probably appropriate. It’s not “drop the hammer, cut off the limb” type of thing.

  • pittfan

    Did you read the part about putting his hands on the cop? You can’t dismiss this as no big deal. You cant go putting your hands on cops.

  • connfyoozed .

    I assume you mean Michael Floyd… of course that is a bigger deal. Pacman’s situation is a bigger deal. And if the Patriots and/or Bengals want to not do anything to them (yet), that’s on them. I personally am glad that the Steelers are doing something rather than nothing.

  • Big White

    Porter should resign and take the responsibility off the Steelers. The first step in fixing a problem is admitting you got one. That doesn’t mean the Steelers can’t have his back though treatment and helping him with job placement in the future.

  • Big White

    Ooooooooh I like your style dude.

  • SkoolHouseRoxx

    Irsay comes to mind.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Yeah; just hope those unidentified black males who said they got him weren’t any of the players. Sounds like whomever they were; they got Porter calmed down enough so the situation was not even worse.

    On to Kansas City.

  • Disqussant

    Complete lack of judgment? Dude had a drink and got into an alleged unmanly fight with a bouncer and an off-duty private-contracting cop. No big deal IMHO

  • Sam Clonch

    Yes, I saw where he touched his wrist. I’m sure it would have drawn a penalty if it had been Tom Brady. (Because it’s THAT big a deal)

  • Sam Clonch

    Yeah, Michael. Ya got me.

  • Sam Clonch

    +1

  • Daniel

    Or kevin greene

  • Jakob

    Surprised there aren’t people talking about this somehow being Tomlin’s fault. Joey will be missed, but the team has bigger issues if they need him in order to be amped up in a divisional playoff game

  • pittfan

    He didn’t just touch it, According to the wriiten statement by the cop, he grabbed it and held onto it despite the cop telling him to let go. I assure you, if true, the Steeler organization won’t see that as “no big deal”

  • Sam Clonch

    BRRRRRRRRP!!! “15 yards for being a big meany!!!”

  • Disqussant

    Likely not players, since the officer identifies Porter by name in the report, but not others. On to KC!

  • Disqussant

    +15

  • Disqussant

    Oh, mommy. My wrist hurts!

  • pittfan

    right…assaulting police officers, no big whoop.

  • Jeff Papiernik

    I’m not saying they’ll suck because of effort, but because they have one less guy scouting the Chiefs. They’re bound to overlook some details.

  • Disqussant

    Dude was an off-duty, private-contracting cop.

  • Matt Manzo

    That’s how I see it too. Unless he has multiple incidents like this, I’m not gonna throw around the “alcoholic” tag.

  • pittfan

    and porter gets to stay home for the playoffs.

  • Matt Manzo

    Irsay?! (Colts’ owner)

  • Disqussant

    Not sure how that’s relevant to your point. But yeah, you’re right! Maybe!

  • PaeperCup

    Not saying the hands on the cop is an appropriate reaction, remember that the cop has his hand on Porters chest. He then grabbed his wrists to remove his hands from his chest. Joey may not know his own strength, but to the cop, it was a firm grasp. Later noted in the report that no one was hurt during the altercation.

  • Matt Manzo

    YES!!!!

  • Disqussant

    Dude was an off-duty, private-contracting bouncer who was allowed to call for back-up. Not the same thing as putting your hand on a cop. It’s putting your hand on a bouncer who works as a cop for his day-job…

  • Disqussant

    And the private cop ALLEGED that Porter grabbed his wrists. That’s not incontrovertible evidence.

  • pittfan

    In full PPD uniform, but hey, no big whoop. Let’s see what the Rooney’s have to say.

  • Big White

    Wow. Yeah, with his resume’ and history with the club, that might be a perfect fit.

  • Disqussant

    Underneath his overcoat was the uniform. Not as big as a whoop is the point. Let’s hear what the law has to say.

  • Lambert58

    Get Kevin Greene on the horn asap.

  • Michael Conrad

    Pacman is a player and there is a difference a coach has to be a leader and above doing stupid things.
    Tyreek Hill was arrested for punching his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach in 2014 and kicked out of Oklahoma State. Ezekiel Elliott slapped his GF . I guess a good player gets a pass

  • PaeperCup

    Reading it, Porter seems to feel as a victim in some way. He says at one point “did you hear what he said to me?” referring to the bouncer. I wonder what was said, what got Porter all riled up.

  • pittfan

    why wait? you already know its no big deal. i’m sure porter was sober and just telling jokes. cop called for backup because he’s a woosy.

  • Sam Clonch

    Was just trying to get a dig in on the Bungles! Didn’t realize Hill had that kind of record.

  • Jaybird

    Jeff don’t forget we STILL have a linebackers coach in Jerry O. I’m not even sure if a lot of other teams even have two linebacker coaches like we did.

  • Sam Clonch

    About as appropriate a response as the “fire him immediately! He’s a disgrace to the world!” comments on here.

  • Applebite

    No matter. Joey should take this chance to get help with this habit. It would be for the best. The real leads are Harrison and Timmons. The LBs will be ready regardless.

  • Da Bus Driver

    C’Mon J-Peezy! This is a team trying its hardest to win an unprecedented 7th Lombardi! Get with the program! Everyone knows the South Side and Carson St. are where you go to find trouble!!!!

    Something to note: Joey Porter is 39 years old. 39. James Harrison is basically as old. Point being, Peezy adds something to the team and OLB group, no doubt. But it isn’t as though he brings decades of coaching experience. Or heck, LIFE experience. I mean, he’s 39. I say again… 39. I have clothes as old as him.

    Final point, I don’t think he is such an integral part that he can’t be replaced or filled in for, even in such an important time and important game such as this. And as stupid as it is to be over there at 9:30 after a win, it just goes to the point that he’s thinking and acting like someone who is, I don’t know….. 39.

    C’Mon young buck, grab some Yuengling on Saturday night and have that deliciousness resting in the fridge, ice cold, just waiting on you to come back to the crib like a regular dude. You’ve got bigger fish to fry than the ones we took care of on Sunday afternoon at the Heinz Field festivity.

  • LucasY59

    dont want to think about it, they already have enough trouble with cinci taking those players out

  • LucasY59

    more like Kevin Greene

  • 20Stoney

    If we’re picking ex players, I’ll take Kevin Green.

  • JohnB

    I was more of a Lloyd fan plus he’s with our scouting team or something last I heard. Greene retired so I don’t thnk that’s in the cards unless he comes back.

  • Ni mo

    What habit ? No he’s an alcoholic lol

  • Ni mo

    Distraction lol did you say this about ben ? A couple of years ago ?

  • Ni mo

    So he shouldn’t go out ?you sound retarded

  • Ni mo

    It wasn’t peezy it was butler peezy told Them to get jones off the field

  • The Truth

    Owens was overrated. Throw enough passes to a WR he is bound to get yards.

  • francesco

    The difference one year makes is amazing! Last year Porter and Pac-Man Jones were jawing at each other in a playoff game and almost 365 days later both are fighting the police.

  • StillersInThe6

    This level of logic is fit for the White House, literally.

  • Steel B

    GDit Joey, I love you man, but grow the fk up!

  • Walt Dongo

    “Last time you were here, you threatened to kill me. You need to leave. You are not getting in,” police say doorman told Porter.

    This followed by assaulting the doorman and an off duty officer after that, and resisting arrest multiple times after that. Porter is trash and needs to be gone.

  • LucasY59

    I think he would be better as a Strength coach (he just doesnt seem to have the coach disposition (kinda like Greg Lloyd) he isn’t outspoken and I’m not sure how much he would enjoy dealing with young (sometimes entitled) players, he has embraced the veteran role, and has lead the young guys by example, but we dont hear much about him really working on technique/film stuff with those guys

    I also agree that there is a better chance he lays low for awhile and enjoy his family (and not being pestered by badell)

  • LucasY59

    I was a bigger fan of Lloyd as well (…see my avatar) but I think Greene is the better coaching candidate, Greg is probably happy/fine with a spot in the scouting dept.

    Greene seemed to be ready to get back into football after his HOF induction

  • JohnB

    Good points. Hopefully someone that can keep their nose clean

  • Rocksolid20

    Jeff , get a life .

  • Rocksolid20

    You speak the TRUTH .

  • Rocksolid20

    True , maybe James takes this job next year .

  • pittfan

    You rang?

  • Brendon Glad

    I don’t like how fast he is getting wasted (to the point that he is unaware that he is grabbing a police office) That suggests a possible problem. And he must also have forgotten/blacked-out the fact that he threatened to kill the doorman the last time he was there, or he probably would not have chosen that same establishment. Coaches blacking out isn’t a good thing. And getting wasted in a 4 hour window isn’t a good sign either.

  • Cwallace

    Dang J Peezy …if you’d went to jail last week you could’ve caught Pacman in lockup with you and beat His butt instead of taking on cops.

  • Kevin artis

    Great swift justice to a stupid act. Leave him in Pittsburgh so we can concentrate on the task at hand.

  • connfyoozed .

    The incident in itself is not a complete lack of judgement. The incident combined with the timing of it being during the playoffs and that allegedly he had previously been at this bar and threatened the bouncer make this, to me, a complete lack of judgement. There is no reason for Porter to put himself in that situation at this time. None.

  • Zarbor

    Isn’t Joey too old for this kinda nonsense? It’s one playoff game. It’s not like we won the Superbowl. Go home to your wife and kids Joey. You should know better and be an example for the men you lead. Not to mention you might have cost yourself a great job because of some loser. Was it worth it Joey?

  • Mrs Bighead

    But who is gonna draw a personal foul on the opposing player this week?

  • Ray Smith

    i’m surprised Goodell has yet to fine and suspend James Harrison for this

  • Mike Lloyd

    Wish I could upvote this more. Lol

  • Matt Manzo

    I kinda take this back! I forgot about Vegas, and apparently he’s been 86d from this recent bar.

  • The Truth

    Settle down, liberal. Try watching some of Owens antics and drops over his career.

  • Applebite

    Yeah, that too. But no, he tends to be a public nuisance at times, it’s a bad habit. And being a well known player during his playing days, he has to understand the weight of the name he carries as a coach of the Steelers, a very high profile franchise in the Sports world. He’s instantly recognizable by those that follow the game, especially after last season during the Bengals game.

  • Shane Mitchell

    They should have put him on leave a while back when he said Jarvis Jones was one of the best OLBs in the NFL and he needed more playing time, clearly he was drunk to say such a thing.

  • He’ll get his drug screen in the mail today

  • Lol that only works against Pacman and he’s in jail too

  • Michael Mosgrove

    if you have 39 year old clothes. you need to go shopping. cant be wearing clothes from when the brady bunch was around.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    i dont know if i would call picking up a dude assault.

  • Michael Mosgrove

    like todd haley. who beat his neighbors dogs, didnt pay his cleaning staff, trashed his rental house, cursed out players etc.

  • Steeler-Drew

    I read both of your ridiculous comments and lets get something straight. He was a Pittsburgh Police Officer in full uniform. Bars employ Pittsburgh Police Officers in full uniform for private security. If read the report he was working a detail at Mario’s when an off duty officer alerted him of the disturbance at the Flats. He had a Police Jacket on. He didn’t identify himself as a Police Officer after opening his jacket to activated his body camera. I’m sure Porter was well aware he was a Pittsburgh Police Officer at first contact.

    Comments like he was trying to “hug the guy” out of the way, and “he touched his wrist” and “mommy my wrist hurt” not only make both of you look foolish they are also offensive to any Police Officer. Try getting your facts straight before spewing your foolish nonsense.

  • Brian Miller

    I would normally agree with you, but the entire WR core played poorly, including Shepherd and OBJ. Seems highly unlike that it didn’t affect them somehow. I will say this, if the team didn’t specify anything then they had every right to do what they wanted. I’m sure there is a long history of athletes messing around before big games. Ultimately if you play up to expectations then it is a mute point…

  • srdan

    Actually I think I’m changing my mind on this. And of all people I heard Ike Taylor talk about it last night.

    What he said resonated with me. He said it’s not what they did (go to miami) it’s what they didin’t do. He said the Steelers stomped the dolphins, but you log onto James Harrison’s instagram Monday at 7am, and what was he doing? You have to do these things to win he said, and being in Miami kept them from doing detail work.

  • Sh^% happens when consuming Iron City beer sometimes and all, but how the F.O. is looking at it naturally, coaches are supposed to set precedence, blah blah blah, and now its example time.