Porter accused of punching Jones
New Dolphins LB allegedly struck Bengals lineman
Posted: Monday March 19, 2007 2:22PM; Updated: Monday March 19, 2007 3:53PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter was accused of punching Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman Levi Jones after police said the players exchanged trash talk at a casino blackjack table.
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Porter was issued a summons on a misdemeanor battery charge after the Sunday altercation that began inside the Palms hotel-casino, Las Vegas police Officer Martin Wright said.
“They went outside. In the valet area, one struck the other, causing a small laceration above the eye,” Wright said Monday, calling the injury minor.
Porter could face up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine, Wright said, but no court date was immediately available.
Dolphins coach Cam Cameron said Porter, a three-time Pro Bowl pick, told him about the incident Monday morning.