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NFL Star Joey Porter

Arrested for Assaulting Cop

3/27/2010 5:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter was arrested outside a Taco Bell this morning after officials say Porter put his hands on a cop.

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 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."

The officer claims he drew his pistol and ordered Porter to the ground, but he wouldn't comply -- though he did ultimately agree to place his hands behind his head.

Additional officers were called to the scene to aid in the arrest. Porter was eventually taken into custody and booked at a nearby jail. He was eventually charged with 3 misdemeanors -- DUI, resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer.

Porter recently signed a big fat contract with the Cardinals -- reportedly worth $17.5 million for 3 years.

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76.

ter    

Hey Indrid Cold, I bet you are in your pj's most of the day, you lazy fool

1569 days ago
77.

horndog    

When was the last time you saw a brother at a Taco Bell (tm)? Thought so.

1569 days ago
78.

Lewy    

$17 million and this guy hangs out in a Bakersfield Taco Bell parking lot? Obviously, they don't hire these people for their brains.

1569 days ago
79.

katemae61    

Ah, yes. The new crop of athletes are certainly gentlemen.... I would certainly want my son to grow up to be like this guy. NOT.

1569 days ago
80.

Ken    

Another day, another athlete in trouble with the law... Yawn. ... Nice signing, Arizona Cardinals. Porter has been known for a poor attitude his entire career. He was shot in the ass a few years ago during another disturbance ... LOL.

1569 days ago
81.

Indrid Cold    

Hey Janine. You're wrong. I'm in my PJs ALL day.

1569 days ago
82.

Ben    

Whites are just jealous and insecure...they are the inferior race now..lol...they are falling by the wayside...they are all inbred trailer trash who sit on the porch all day with becky..snorting coke and doing meth...they molest 4 yr olds..and they run kiddie porn sites...what a sad race...they judge others because they are so unhappy and insecure with themselves...they see a world they can no longer control and it makes them angry...they are all unemployed now and have nothing better to do than to take it out on message boards with hate...thats all they are good for now...trailer trash whites need to get a life and get reality check...quit committing suicide..quit the coke snorting..quit raping 4 year olds...quit committing suicide...quit inbreeding...most of all stop being a cracker..wheres the METH BRO!..white trash crackers

1569 days ago
83.

Cappy Lills Kid    

Dumb @ss - u can do many things
but NEVER put your hands on a cop!

1569 days ago
84.

desertdude    

Just a couple of comments. The law in California clearly states that you cannot operate a vehicle while under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. Whether or not you're on public property is irrelevant.

Now, two questions: (1) How long before Roger Goddell (NFL Commissioner) suspends Joey Porter and (2) How fast will the Arizona Cardinals void Porter's brand new contract?

1569 days ago
85.

shelle    

THESE ATHLETES AND CELEBS THINK THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW AND THINK THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH EVERYTHING. DO YOU PEOPLE RELIZE THAT DRIVING WHILE UNDER INTOXICATED IS DANGEROUS. SO MANY PEOPLE DIE EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES BECAUSE OF SOMEONE DRIVING DRUNK.YOU PEOPLE WHO HATE THE POLICE SO MUCH WHY? THEY SAVE YOUR FAMILY EVERDAY FROM CRIMINALS AND TRY TO KEEP DRUNK DRIVERS OFF THE STREETS. THESE CELEBS NEED TO RELIZE THEY ARE PEOPLE THE ONLY THING THEY HAVE IS MONEY SO BUY SOME COMMAN SINCE. USE THEM AS EXAMPLES AND MAYBE ALL OF THESE OVERPAID CELEBS AND ATHLETES WILL GET THE HINT MAYBE THE POLICE NEED TO GET PAID THE MILLIONS TO KEEP OUR STREETS SAFE!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK CHP.

1569 days ago
86.

Jen    

Way to represent Bako...thug style.

1569 days ago
87.

Peter    

Why is it so difficult to simply comply with the orders of a Police Officer. Right or wrong you'll have your day in Court. Besides, you NEVER touch a cop in uniform. Gawd, why is this so hard to understand?!?

1147 days ago
88.

florida1    

Joey Porter is ghetto trash.

1147 days ago
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