I thought the whole Joey Porter Taco Bell arrest was a bit suspect.
Porter is claiming police brutality and because of his claims the deputy who arrested him is under investigation. TMZ.com has the details:
The deputy who arrested NFL star Joey Porter is under investigation for alleged brutality … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
As we previously reported, the Arizona Cardinals linebacker was busted during a traffic stop at a Taco Bell in Bakersfield, CA over the weekend.
Porter was busted for allegedly slapping the deputy’s hand away as the deputy tried to unlock Joey’s car door. Joey claims the deputy manhandled him, striking him in the face.
The whole story sounded weird from the beginning and to be honest I am leaning toward believing Porter because I know how some cops can be a bit trigger happy. If the deputy did go over the line, I hope he is fired. Athletes have enough legitimate problems with the law, they don’t need to be worrying about Barney Fife trying to make a name for himself. That is how someone ends up dead over a beef burrito.