What fools the Washington Redskins are to have signed such a has been player, only to have him arrested within days of signing a contract for $30 million dollars and $15 guaranteed.
I bet any of you would agree had the Skins signed him, in the old days, this would be the topical headline for the story. Actually, Porter went to Arizona and signed there, but the arrest did happen. According to TMZ.com:
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter was arrested outside a Taco Bell this morning after officials say Porter put his hands on a cop.
The story continues, and it gets funnier:
According to the California Highway Patrol, Joey was driving in a Taco Bell parking lot in Bakersfield — his home town — when a friend of Joey’s was was stopped by police.
According to officials, Porter pulled up near the action – too close apparently — because a CHP officer rolled over to his car, where he detected the smell of alcohol coming from Porter’s car.
Cops say the officer asked for Porter’s driver’s license, but he refused to hand it over. … instead, officials say, the 33-year-old tried to roll up his window.
Cops say the officer tried to reach in the car to manually unlock the car — and that’s when Porter “slapped” the officer’s hand away.
According to the CHP, the officer decided to grab Porter’s arm — and that’s when things got crazy. Porter allegedly got out of his car “in a confrontational manner.”
This is a sad story no matter who you look at it. Joey Porter spent the last few seasons in Miami, but I will always think of him as a Pittsburgh Steeler, and the news of late has not been kind to the Steelers lately. Arizona must be feeling betrayed right now, and Skins fans breathing a sigh of relief now an offer was never made.