Joey Porter Reportedly Banned from Speaking to Media by Steelers

January 13, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebackers coach Joey Porter played a pivotal role in the team's 18-16 Wild Card Round win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but the organization is keeping the former four-time Pro Bowler under wraps.
According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers are not permitting the media to speak to Porter following his involvement in a pivotal moment in the playoff clash.
After Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was slapped with a personal foul for hitting Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in the head, Bengals cornerback Adam Jones picked up an additional personal foul for his interaction with Porter, who was on the field while Brown was being tended to.
That allowed Pittsburgh to kick a game-winning field goal and move on to the divisional round.
The Steelers have provided no explanation for why Porter was on the field at the time.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, there was more to the flag on Jones th...

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