View Full Version : Jones allegedly robbed in Porter brawl

03-20-2007, 12:14 PM
What happened Sunday night in Vegas is not staying in Vegas.
Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter, who signed a contract earlier this month with the Miami Dolphins, was cited for misdemeanor battery after allegedly punching Bengals left tackle Levi Jones in the face in Las Vegas, according to police.
Jones also allegedly was robbed of jewelry in the scuffle by some of Porter's accomplices, said Martin Wright, a public information officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The fight took place at 6 p.m. Sunday at a card table in the Palms casino and spilled out into a parking lot, Wright said.
But the official police report would not be ready for five working days.
The Bengals, through public relations director Jack Brennan, said Jones did not suffer any significant injuries in the altercation.
Coach Marvin Lewis declined to comment about the incident. Though Jones apparently was the victim, the spat could end up becoming another shot to the Bengals' national image. Nine Bengals players have been arrested since Jan. 1, 2006.
Jones, who suffered scratches, told the Las Vegas police that he planned to file charges against Porter.
Jones did not return a message on his cell phone or an e-mail. Jones' agent, Ken Zuckerman, declined to comment.
Porter's agent, Jeff Sperbeck, also declined to comment.
An Arizona native, Jones makes his offseason home in Las Vegas.
Before signing with the Dolphins, Porter was said to be negotiating with the Bengals. Cincinnati reportedly was in the running for Porter until Miami pulled away with a $32 million offer.
If Porter had signed with the Bengals, imagine what practices might have been like if he and Jones had faced off daily.
"Apparently these two have a history with each other, a history of trash talking on the field," Las Vegas police Lt. Kevin McMahill told The Las Vegas Review Journal newspaper.
Since Jones was the 10th overall pick in the 2002 draft by the Bengals, he and Porter had battled in 11 games.
Jones has talked of Porter as one of the premier pass rushers he faces as an NFL left tackle - along with the likes of Indianapolis defensive end Dwight Freeney.
Porter, as the right outside linebacker in Pittsburgh's four-linebacker defensive set, often blitzed from the left side of the Bengals' offense.
Of Porter's 60 career sacks, 4.5 have come in his 11 starts against Jones as the Bengals' starting left tackle. Seven times Jones blanked Porter.
On Oct. 13, 2002, in what was Jones' second NFL start as a rookie, Porter had two sacks. In those 11 games against the Steelers with Jones as starting left tackle - including the AFC wildcard playoff game, the Bengals are 3-8.
Jones was limited to six games and five starts in 2006 because of right ankle and left knee injuries. He did start both games against the Steelers and did not allow a sack to Porter.
Porter was released by the Steelers before free agency opened in a cost-cutting measure. He is a player known as a big trash-talker on the field and off. Porter was involved in an ongoing pre-Super Bowl XL verbal spat with Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens.
Porter had a team-high seven sacks for the Steelers during the 2006 season.
He sounds like a Bitch to me:yesnod: Nevertheless i'm glad it's not going to be a distraction for the Steelers:bigthumb:

03-20-2007, 12:20 PM
It might not be a distraction for the Steelers because Porter is with the Dolphins now, but you know the media is still going to hound the team about what's been going on with Porter :dunno:

K Train
03-20-2007, 12:51 PM
haha hes a whiny little bitch isnt he

03-20-2007, 01:52 PM
Yeah Im sure Porters friends robbed the dude of his jewelry or whatever, gimme a break. Jones is a punk *** biatch who just wants to try and play the victim here from something that he apparently instigated.

03-20-2007, 03:43 PM
Obviously Joey wouldn't steal Jones's jewlery. He has all the jewlery he needs on his finger. :tt02:

K Train
03-20-2007, 03:48 PM

03-20-2007, 04:10 PM
For th first time since he was let go! Thank God he isnt here! I want him back , but not today!

03-20-2007, 04:16 PM
For th first time since he was let go! Thank God he isnt here! I want him back , but not today!

Why not? I think it's awesome that even now that he's on the Dolphins, Joey still kicks Bungle ***. And he says he'll always be a Steeler. IMO this is an excellent example of all of Porter's best qualities. His loyalty and intensity.

03-20-2007, 04:29 PM
Obviously Joey wouldn't steal Jones's jewlery. He has all the jewlery he needs on his finger. :tt02:

:bigthumb: Right on!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

03-20-2007, 04:32 PM
man i don't care how big you are you have to have some balls to mess with joey!!!! thats one dude that will back up his talk!

03-20-2007, 04:50 PM
Well you know, when the Bengals just keep falling short to us year after year, especially in the big games, it's gotta wear on you...but damn dude I don't care what position you play or what you do in life, Porter can kick your *** :yesnod:

K Train
03-20-2007, 04:57 PM
seriously i cant think of a single player that porter wouldnt fight, hes a badass

03-20-2007, 05:12 PM
my thought exactly!!!

K Train
04-04-2007, 09:08 PM
Jones: Porter a Coward (http://frontier.cincinnati.com/blogs/bengals/)

Jones: Porter part of `cowardly act'

The Bengals went back to work this morning on the first day of their offseason strength and conditioning program.

Left tackle Levi Jones, the cut above his left eye still visible, talked about his altercation in a Las Vegas casino last month with Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter. Most of the $40,000 worth of jewelry Jones said he lost in the fight has been returned to police and is being kept as evidence.

"It was like that, it was problematic for me and my family, especially when the true story wasn't out there," Jones said. "The particulars about how everything went down, I mean, ESPN, all they wanted to report was Joey Porter hit me in the face. Six guys attacked me from behind before he did it. When the true story came out, ESPN still didn't want to report it."

Jones called it a "cowardly act."

He recalled the event t the Palms casino.

"He (Porter) got my attention from the front, and wouldn't get near me until the six guys jumped me from behind, he took part," Jones said. "What started everything was the dude hit me from behind. From then on, I had to protect myself. I was attacked by seven guys. I don't know what man is going to withstand that, especially with an NFL player involved."

Jones said he needed no stitches.

He did not say if he would file a civil suit.

"We'll see how it plays out," he said.

Jones has had two arthroscopic operations on his left knee since the middle of last season.

"I want to get in the best shape I can and get the season underway," he said. "I'm pretty excited about where it (the health of his knee) is."

gotta be honest...i love it

04-04-2007, 09:31 PM
Got beat down, and took... damn that sucks! :nahnah:

This reminds me... I wonder what ever happened when Duce got robbed of 60,000 dollars worth jewelry last year. I never heard anything more about it. :dunno:

04-04-2007, 09:34 PM
Yea I hear Bengals fans saying that Jones beat Porter in the casino and it was only afterward when Porter jumped him with 6 other guys that he got beat up. I wish this whole story came out straight so I could know for real....either way....you walk alone with 40k of jewelry on...you gonna get **** following you no matter who it is.


04-04-2007, 09:34 PM
What a bunch of crap Levi..Im sure Joey sought you out and plotted to attack you just because. :cursin: Dude, your version of the story is about as credible as your chances of making the pro bowl this year...not very good !