What is the latest new about Arizona Cardinalsâ€™ linebacker Joey Porter? Why was he arrested? Keep reading to know the rest of this news plus take a look at Joey Porterâ€™s photos and video below.
As you probably remember Joey is a former Pittsburgh Steeler from 1999 to 2006, the he signed a five year deal worth $32 M with the Miami Dolphins in March 2007. He was released this March 5th and on March 19th he signed a three year deal for $24.5 M with the Arizona Cardinals. I wonder how his new team will react to their new Linebacker’s encounter with the Law?
For what happened just recently would definitely not be well received by the Cardinals directives, so what exactly happened to Joey and the police?
It all happened at a Taco Bell parking lot in Bakersfield, California on Saturday March 27th, when he and his friend were stopped for suspicion of driving under the Influence of alcohol, or DUI. When the California Police Officer asked Porter for his driver’s license he allegedly refused to do so and began to shut his carâ€™s window, so the officer asked him to leave his car. So when he (Officer) tried to unlock Joey’s door, he allegedly attacked the cop by “slapping the officerâ€™s hand”, this last part is not supposed to be funny at all, but it is a little.
But at this point this started to get ugly and not funny at all, sorry about before, so anyway after the Highway Patrol Officerâ€™s hand got slapped away he grabbed Joeyâ€™s arm, and as you can imagine some police officers are big guys but nothing compared to a 6â€™3â€ť linebacker that weighs 255, angry and getting ready to defend himself, certainly not a pleasant picture. So what did the Highway Patrol do? He got out his gun and asked him to get on the ground, which he at first didnâ€™t, but eventually put his hands on his head.
He and his friend were taken into arrest and into jail where he was later charged with DUI, attacking a police officer and resisting arrest.
Take a look at Joey Porterâ€™s photos and video below.
Joey Porter Arrest Video
Photos: Wikipedia.org/Chris J. Nelson, Keith Allison, SteelCityHobbies