Joey Porter got some good news regarding the charges he faces stemming from his arrest last week.
The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office said in a statement on Thursday that they have reduced charges filed against the Pittsburgh Steelers' linebackers' coach. Due to video evidence, the only charges that will stick are disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, a pair of misdemeanors.
"Today our office was able to view surveillance video showing multiple angles of the events that led to the arrest of Steelers coach Joey Porter. Following that review it is the position of the office that the only charges supported by the video are summary disorderly conduct and summary public drunkenness. Our office will proceed on those charges and barring any additional evidence that is brought forward, we will withdraw the other charges at the appropriate time."
Porter was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with a doorman at a local bar, as well as an undercover police officer inside the local bar. Porter's original charges included aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest and defiant trespass.
Porter was placed on leave by the Steelers following his arrest, and it remains unclear how the arrest will affect his status with the team moving forward.
Source: Allegheny County District Attorney's Office · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press