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Assault charges against Joey Porter to be dropped, prosecutor says

Assault charges against Joey Porter to be dropped, prosecutor says

On Thursday, however, the office of the Allegheny County District Attorney's office reduced the charges to only disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Video of the incident only supports citations for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness; charges of aggravated assault and simple assault are being dropped, officials told ESPN.

The Sunday night incident began when Officer Paul Abel, working an off-duty security detail in full uniform, tried to intervene in an argument between Porter and a security guard outside The Flats on East Carson Street, according to the criminal complaint filed against Porter.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are riding high following Sunday's 30-12 win over the Miami Dolphins. He posted a $25,000 bond.

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"I will start with a comment regarding Coach Porter's situation".

It's unclear what that will mean for Porter, who was placed on leave "pending further review" following his arrest. In this league, we are all held to a standard of decorum, for players, but coaches, front office people, executives, even more so, and rightfully so. Obviously that was breached in this circumstance, and there are consequences to be suffered because of it. That could change according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. In the meantime, Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler is coaching the team's outside linebackers. "It doesn't change what is expected of us and it won't change our approach to preparation for what's expected from us".

Executive director Elizabeth Pittinger told The Associated Press earlier this week that the board chose to review the matter because of Porter's high profile as a former star player and coach, his reputation as a "hot head", and Abel's checkered past. He began his National Football League coaching career as a defensive assistant in 2014.

Porter, a Bakersfield native, played linebacker for 13 seasons in the NFL. He was a member of the Super Bowl XL champion Steelers team in 2006.


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