When Joey Porter left the Miami Dolphins after a whirlwind tour of bad mouthing the team during Super Bowl week, he took a different turn after signing with the Arizona Cardinals. Joey told media reps that he had “no ill feelings towards the team“. A stark contrast to his “I never want to play for them again” comments. So when news broke Saturday afternoon that the loud mouthed LB had been arrested in his hometown of Bakersfield, CA., Dolphins fans and personnel let out a loud sigh of relief.
Porter apparently was drunk at a fast food restaurant in his vehicle when the police asked him to show his driver license. Porter, in true Porter fashion, refused and rolled his window up. The officer tried to unlock the door by putting his hand through the closing window. Porter apparently slapped the officers’ hand and yep, you guessed it. Assault on a police officer.
Porter eventually got of his car and complied with the officers demands without further incident but the damage had already been done. He was arrested for assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, and on suspicion of DUI.
It is highly likely that the assault and resisting chargers will get dismissed but the DUI will not. Unlike Ronnie Browns’ recent arrest, Porter has a high-profile history of off-field and on-field issues and it is likely that he will face a one or two game suspension.
Porter is not the Dolphins’ problem anymore and his 17 million dollar 3 year deal in Arizona is kicking off much the way his large contract in Miami was. Following his agreement with Randy Mueller and Cam Cameron, Porter celebrated by kicking the crap out of Levi Jones, a former Cincy Bengal lineman, while in Las Vegas.
Needless to say, Joey Porter shouldn’t sign any more contracts.