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Steelers' Joey Porter to plead guilty to fracas citations

  • FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter walks on the field before an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Porter plans to plead guilty Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, to a disorderly conduct citation stemming from a Jan. 8, 2017, dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer after the team's wild card win over the Miami Dolphins, his defense attorney Robert Del Greco tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

    FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Joey Porter walks on the field before an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Porter plans to plead guilty Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, to a disorderly conduct citation stemming from a Jan. 8, 2017, dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer after the team's wild card win over the Miami Dolphins, his defense attorney Robert Del Greco tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety shows Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter after he was arrested Jan. 8, 2017. Porter plans to plead guilty Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, to a disorderly conduct citation stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer after the team's wild card win over the Miami Dolphins, his defense attorney Robert Del Greco tells The Associated Press. (Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety via AP, File)

    FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety shows Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter after he was arrested Jan. 8, 2017. Porter plans to plead guilty Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, to a disorderly conduct citation stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer after the team's wild card win over the Miami Dolphins, his defense attorney Robert Del Greco tells The Associated Press. (Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter plans to plead guilty to a disorderly conduct citation stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer last month.

Porter's defense attorney, Robert Del Greco, tells The Associated Press that Porter will plead guilty in City Court on Tuesday afternoon.

Porter was originally charged with aggravated assault and other more serious charges for allegedly grabbing the officer's wrists outside a South Side bar after a bouncer denied him entrance on Jan. 8.

But Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. dropped all charges but disorderly conduct and public drunkenness citations, saying surveillance video didn't support more serious charges.

The city's Citizens Police Review Board, police union and brass all have said the charges were warranted.

The citation carries up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine.

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This story has been corrected to say Porter will plead guilty only to disorderly conduct, not public drunkenness.