Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter has been placed on leave after he was arrested on the South Side following the team’s wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins, the Steelers announced Jan. 9 afternoon.
The incident occurred Jan. 8, just hours after the Steelers defeated the Dolphins 30-12 in the first round of the NFL playoffs.
Porter reportedly became angry when a doorman at The Flats on Carson Street wouldn’t let him in to attend a party he’d been invited to.
Police said they received a call about a man assaulting the doorman. When they arrived, they identified the man as Porter, who is the Steelers linebackers coach and a former player for the team.
The doorman reportedly told Porter, “Last time you were here, you threatened to kill me. You need to leave.”