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Former Steelers' linebacker Joey Porter arrested

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Authorities said former Steelers linebacker Joey Porter was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and accused of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.

The California Highway Patrol says the 33-year-old player was confronted by officers early yesterday in a fast-food parking lot.

Porter refused to provide his driver's license and began to roll up his window when asked to leave the car. Police said that when an officer reached to unlock the door Porter slapped the officer's hand.

Porter eventually got out and complied with orders, placing his hands behind his back. He and a passenger were arrested.

The 11-year veteran recently signed with the Arizona Cardinals. He played for the Steelers from 1999 to 2006.

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