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SteelersfaninPhilly
04-11-2007, 06:35 PM
Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter told ESPN on Wednesday that he hopes to get past his fight with Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Levi Jones.

"I wish it never would have happened," Porter said. "I don't know how Levi feels, but the faster we can get this behind us, [the better]."

Jones told the Cincinnati Enquirer last week that during an altercation in a Las Vegas casino March 18, he was jumped by six other men from behind before Porter hit him. Porter was cited by police for misdemeanor battery and released. Police said the players, rivals on the field, exchanged trash talk at a casino blackjack table before the fracas.

"[Porter] got my attention from the front and wouldn't get near me until the six guys jumped me from behind, [then] he took part," Jones told the Enquirer. "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.

"It was like that, it was problematic for me and my family, especially when the true story wasn't out there," Jones told the newspaper. "The particulars about how everything went down, I mean, ESPN, all they wanted to report was Joey Porter hit me in the face."

Porter told ESPN he was in Las Vegas to celebrate his mother's 50th birthday and would like to apologize to Jones.

"I don't mind calling him. If he truly believes, if he feels like I was wrong, I'm sorry," Porter said. "I can apologize. I am reaching out now."

The Bengals play at Miami in the teams' regular-season finale Dec. 30. Jones has previously said he isn't concerned with facing Porter on the field, but he didn't say if he would file a civil suit.

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

"At the end of the day, none of us is going to get anything good out of this," he told the Enquirer.

Steelerlyn
04-11-2007, 07:31 PM
Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter told ESPN on Wednesday that he hopes to get past his fight with Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Levi Jones.

"I wish it never would have happened," Porter said. "I don't know how Levi feels, but the faster we can get this behind us, [the better]."

Jones told the Cincinnati Enquirer last week that during an altercation in a Las Vegas casino March 18, he was jumped by six other men from behind before Porter hit him. Porter was cited by police for misdemeanor battery and released. Police said the players, rivals on the field, exchanged trash talk at a casino blackjack table before the fracas.

"[Porter] got my attention from the front and wouldn't get near me until the six guys jumped me from behind, [then] he took part," Jones told the Enquirer. "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.

"It was like that, it was problematic for me and my family, especially when the true story wasn't out there," Jones told the newspaper. "The particulars about how everything went down, I mean, ESPN, all they wanted to report was Joey Porter hit me in the face."

Porter told ESPN he was in Las Vegas to celebrate his mother's 50th birthday and would like to apologize to Jones.

"I don't mind calling him. If he truly believes, if he feels like I was wrong, I'm sorry," Porter said. "I can apologize. I am reaching out now."

The Bengals play at Miami in the teams' regular-season finale Dec. 30. Jones has previously said he isn't concerned with facing Porter on the field, but he didn't say if he would file a civil suit.

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

"At the end of the day, none of us is going to get anything good out of this," he told the Enquirer.


Of course he "wants to put it behind him" because if everything we have read on this is remotrely true, levi is the is the guilty party and Porter could see some minor fines, etc.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-11-2007, 08:52 PM
Levi is an idiot, I hope Porter knocks him into next week when they meet each other on gameday !

floodcitygirl
04-11-2007, 11:37 PM
Local sports caster here just aired a clip of what Joey said. His only comment, in a very sacastic tone, "that's right, Joey....it's all about you." What?????!!!!!! :dunno:

Stlrs4Life
04-12-2007, 10:46 PM
Sounds like Joey is admitting guilt. So he really did have 6 guys jump Levi?

TEEMONT
04-13-2007, 10:00 AM
I wold be willing to bet Levi is telling the truth. Personally I don't care....oey isn't a Steeler anymore, so I hope Jones ****s him up when they play.

floodcitygirl
04-13-2007, 11:33 AM
Sounds like Joey is admitting guilt. So he really did have 6 guys jump Levi?I haven't heard anything that tells me that this would be something Joey would do. Until I hear that kind of account from someone other than Levi, I'm not buying it.

Stlrs4Life
04-13-2007, 09:58 PM
fcg, Joey didn't say anything to say that it didn't happen the way Levi said. Joey wouldn't want to apologize for something he didn't do.

floodcitygirl
04-13-2007, 11:11 PM
fcg, Joey didn't say anything to say that it didn't happen the way Levi said. Joey wouldn't want to apologize for something he didn't do.It could be possible that he's taking the classy route and giving Levi an easy out. I may be wrong, but I'd rather give him the benefit of the doubt at this point. :dunno: