It appears that Joey Porter has written his name in the NFL rulebook.
According to Mike Pereira, the league's former vice president of officiating, the NFL has instituted a rule that states that assistant coaches are no longer allowed to enter the field of play to attend to an injured player.
While the league did not state specifically why this rule was put into place, it is clearly because of the incident that occurred between Steelers' assistant coach Joey Porter and the Bengals in last year's wild card game.
When Steelers' wide receiver Antonio Brown was knocked unconscious by a violent hit from Vontaze Burfict, Porter went out to assist Brown, but found himself surrounded by the entire Bengals' defense. This led to an exchange of words on both sides that ended with Bengals cornerback Adam Jones being flagged for contact with an official. Thanks to some well timed chirping from the Steelers' former All-Pro linebacker, the Steelers managed to get into field goal range, eventually winning the game by a score of 18-16.
It seems that Porter isn't finished leaving his mark on the game after this adoption of this new "Joey Porter Rule".
The Head Coach may enter the field to check on an injured player but no assistant coach may enter the field. Wonder where that came from??— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) June 8, 2016
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