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Report: Joey Porter arrested in Pittsburgh

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This comes just hours after the Steelers beat the Dolphins in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have had a busy day. First, they took down the Dolphins, 30-12 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Now, they’re dealing with a coach reportedly getting arrested.

Steelers outside linebackers coach and former player Joey Porter reportedly was arrested following an altercation with a police officer on the south side of Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

According to Chris Mueller of the Beaver County Times, Porter was handcuffed and placed in a police car.

Steelers’ Director of Communications, Burt Lauten, issued a statement on Porter’s arrest to ESPN’s Josina Anderson and other members of the media:

"We are aware of an incident tonight involving Joey Porter. We are still gathering information as it pertains to the situation, and we will have no further comment until we get more details."

Porter most recently made headlines during the Bengals vs Steelers Wild Card game last year when he got involved in an on-field altercation with Bengals players after Antonio Brown was injured and suffered a concussion. Porter had no business on the field as a defensive assistant coach, but provoked Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, who was flagged for a personal foul. Porter was fined $10,000 for his role in the incident. Though, that was nothing considering the flag on Vontaze Burfict for his injury-inducing hit on Brown as well as the additional flag on Jones for pushing Porter, caused the Steelers to march into field goal territory and handed them the game.

Porter has a history with the law. He was arrested in 2010 for a DUI and assault and was also arrested in 2007 for battery after being accused of punching Bengals' offensive lineman Levi Jones at a blackjack table in Las Vegas, per USA Today’s NFL arrest records. When with the Steelers in 2006, his dogs attacked and killed a miniature horse that lived on a nearby farm, but his dogs weren’t done there, as when he was with the Cardinals in 2011, Porter's pit bulls killed a neighbor's dog; which led to Porter being cited for not having the dogs on a leash.

The Steelers play the Chiefs next Sunday in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs.