Bengals OL blasts Steelers' Porter: 'Unprofessionalism is ridiculous'
Some Bengals players were not pleased with Joey Porter's behavior on the football field Saturday.
Despite not actually being a football player, Steelers coach Joey Porter had a major on-field impact on the outcome of the Pittsburgh-Cincinnati wild-card game. When he came on the field -- ostensibly to look at an injured Antonio Brown -- Porter managed to incite Bengals cornerback Adam Jones.
Jones got hit with a 15-yard flag for unsportsmanlike conduct, moving the Steelers within striking distance of an easy field goal. Some Bengals players are not pleased with Porter's actions, including tackle Andrew Whitworth, who said Porter's "unprofessionalism is ridiculous."
Whitworth: Joey Porter is not one of the people I have respect for. His unprofessionalism is ridiculous.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) January 11, 2016
Apparently Porter's mouthing off happened the entire game long, with ESPN's Coley Harvey reporting Whitworth accused Porter of "motherf---n everybody" before the game.
"I hugged Mike Tomlin after the game, we apologized for the way it was played. I have a lot of respect for the Steelers -- but Joey Porter isn't one of them," Whitworth said. "Before the last game, Porter was at midfield motherf----n everybody."
Harvey reports Whitworth had "more" to say about Porter and "none of it was good."
These two teams have been going AT one another for the entire season, engaging in aggressive on-field play and even more aggressive off-field banter. The Bengals season is over but the anger has hardly subsided from their 18-16 loss to Pittsburgh.
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