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[January 10, 2017]
Jan 9 (The Sports Xchange) - The
Pittsburgh Steelers placed outside linebackers coach Joey Porter on
leave Monday after his arrest outside a bar on Sunday night, hours
after the team's 30-12 AFC wild-card win over the Miami Dolphins.
Porter, 39, was arraigned early Monday morning on multiple charges
after his arrest. He was released from jail and is now free on a
Porter faces a felony aggravated assault charge along with counts of
simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and
trespassing, according to court records. He was also cited for
public drunkenness. The alleged altercation with a doorman took
place Sunday night at The Flats on Carson, a popular nightspot in
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out of the walking boot
on his right foot after an MRI exam Monday showed "nothing severe"
to an old injury suffered in Sunday's AFC wild-card game.
Big Ben is downplaying the late-game injury that landed him in a
walking boot after Sunday's 30-12 win over the Miami Dolphins,
telling the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that it was merely for
precaution and his right foot fine.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson was hospitalized Sunday
night after sustaining a rib injury in Sunday's 38-13 rout of the
New York Giants in the NFC wild-card round, but has returned to the
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31, was hit in the midsection by Giants safety Leon Hall after a
dropped pass early in the second quarter. He was initially listed as
questionable to return but was later ruled out. He made one catch
for 13 yards in the victory.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly prepared to promote Doug
Marrone from interim head coach to the full-time position.
Marrone would be promoted after serving as the team's interim coach
to finish the season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Monday.
Marrone was 1-1 with Jaguars following the firing of Gus Bradley on
Dec. 18. (Editing by Frank Pingue)
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