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3/19/2007

Instant Classic

It was a very busy weekend in the Pittsburgh sports world...Pitt's men are in the Sweet 16, the Pitt women won their first tournament game ever, and the Penguins won in yet another shootout. These are all things that you already know. So we'll start Monday morning with some breaking news instead, courtesy of the Las Vegas Review Journal:
A National Football League player was cited for misdemeanor battery after he punched a league rival in the face Sunday night at a gaming table in the Palms, Las Vegas police said.

Linebacker Joey Porter, a longtime Pittsburgh Steeler who signed a five-year, $32 million deal with the Miami Dolphins this month, was cited for the brief fight he had with Levi Jones, an offensive tackle with the Cincinnati Bengals, in the casino about 6:55 p.m., Las Vegas police Lt. Kevin McMahill said.

"Apparently these two have a history with each other, a history of trash talking on the field," McMahill said.
Jones was treated by medical personnel at the scene, McMahill said.

Seriously, do I even need to write a punchline? Joey Porter, a Bengal, Las Vegas, a punch in the face...this stuff writes itself.

As far as the tale of the tape, Jones is 6'5", 307. Porter is 6'3", 250. But I assume this was a case of "size of the fight in the dog", because it was Jones who was treated by medical personnel.

More details from this incredible story as they become available. Stay tuned.

UPDATE from profootballtalk.com:

The altercation started at a gaming table at the Palms casino.
Per an e-mail from a reader who claims to have witnessed the incident, "They started talking sh-t, Joey Porter saying he'll always be a Steeler. He showed off the Super Bowl ring and Jones got up to him, and Joey Porter pretty much kicked his ass . . . . Jones never got a shot in."

5 comments:

tecmo_bowl_bo_jackson said...

i dont care if joey porter is no longer a steeler, hes still entertaining as shit






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Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

Joey Porter is insane!

I kinda miss the guy now.

Dirty Sanchez said...

I miss J Peezy.. Who else would knock out a Bengal at the Craps table?

Gavin said...

We actually saw Peezy rolling craps on both Saturday and Sunday at the Palms. He was rocking a Hank Gathers Loyola Marymount throwback jersey on Saturday and his arms are roughly the size of the average fire hydrant. He was living large with his new contract.

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

Now someone's saying that Porter's crew jumped the guy from the Bengals and stole money off of him.

It sounds like someone from Cincy is BSing to try and cover up for the fact that he got his ass beat.

We get the best of both worlds here as Steeler fans. We get one of our ex-Steeler legends beating up a Bungle.

BUT, he is an EX-Steeler, so it doesn't make the team look bad!