As I wrote yesterday, big dumb animal Joey Porter got into a fight with Bengals lineman Levi Jones in a Las Vegas casino, and details are trickling out now that Porter has been cited for misdemeanor battery. Porter, allegedly rocking an old-school Hank Gathers jersey (useless but fun and not necessarily true detail), unsurprisingly comes away looking like the primary instigator and victor in the fight.
When security at the Palms Casino managed to move the initial argument [from the blackjack table] to the hotel's valet area, Porter landed a punch to Jones' left eye that left a ''small laceration,'' department spokesman Jose Montoya said. The incident occurred at 6:50 p.m. local time…
The article also claims that Porter and Jones have a history of trash-talking, making Jones exactly like EVERY OTHER PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE.
Honestly, this must be what it feels like for gossip columnists and bloggers when Britney Spears or Paris Hilton does something stupid or trashy. "Joey Porter got into a loud altercation that went from a blackjack table across a casino to the valet station? Uh huh. And then he punched someone? Oh God no. Not Joey Porter! Say it ain't so, Joe. Say it ain't so." Only instead of that sarcasm I just rolled my eyes.
Update: The funniest thing ever from the Mighty MJD (transcript of the fight).