BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Authorities say Arizona Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and accused of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.
The California Highway Patrol says Porter, 33, was confronted by officers early Saturday in a fast-food parking lot.
Porter refused to provide his driver's license and began to roll up his window when asked to leave the car. Police say that when an officer reached to unlock the door, Porter slapped the officer's hand.
Porter eventually got out and complied with orders, placing his hands behind his back. He and a passenger were arrested.
The 11-year NFL veteran recently signed with the Cardinals. He also has played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins.
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