Steelers assistant Porter arrested in bar after victory
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter has been arrested at a Pittsburgh bar following the team’s wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins.
The incident happened just hours after the Steelers defeated the Dolphins 30-12 on Sunday in the opening round of the NFL playoffs.
Police say security guards at The Flats on Carson summoned a police officer who was working nearby due to an unruly customer who was allegedly assaulting a doorman. The customer was later identified as Porter.
Police say Porter was taken to Allegheny County Jail. He faces charges including aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest, public drunkenness and terroristic threats. It’s unclear if he has an attorney who can comment on the charges.
The Steelers say they’re aware of the incident and are “still gathering information.”
GIANTS: Missed opportunities kept Eli Manning and the New York Giants from another postseason victory at Lambeau Field.
Squandered scoring chances early; a botched kickoff return in the second half; and a number of dropped passes in between contributed to the Giants’ 38-13 loss to the Packers in an NFC wild-card game on Sunday.
This wasn’t the kind of night that star Odell Beckham Jr., and fellow receivers Victor Cruz and Sterling Shepard envisioned after taking heat from some fans and media for a trip to Miami on their day off to celebrate a regular-season-ending win over Washington.
“There was nothing that could connect seven days ago to today and how we came out and played and executed,” Beckham said. “There’s just nothing in the world. That’s not realistic.”
Beckham had just four catches for 28 yards on 11 targets. The Giants’ top three receivers were shut out of the end zone by a banged-up secondary.
The Giants had defensive lapses, too, most notably on Aaron Rodgers’ desperation pass to Randall Cobb, who somehow was left open in the back of the end zone for a 42-yard catch at the end of the first half.
Asked if Cobb pushed off a defender, coach Ben McAdoo said: “It’s a boxout-type play. Who’s more physical, who’s lower, so you can keep your feet on the ground and box each other out and go up and make a play on the ball.”
CHIEFS: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Kansas City will attempt to extend coach Andy Reid’s contract this offseason. Reid, 58, has a year left on the five-year contract he received before the 2013 season.
GM John Dorsey, however, might have suitors. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Dorsey, who is in the last year of his deal and has not signed a contract extension, has emerged as a serious candidate for the Green Bay Packers’ general manager job, provided longtime GM and Dorsey mentor Ted Thompson decides to retire soon.
BROWNS: The club formally announced it has hired Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator and fired Ray Horton late Sunday morning.
The Browns, with a 14-year playoff drought, haven’t gone without a head coaching or coordinator change since the offseason after the 2009 season.