Joey Porter Fined for Comments Made to Kellen Winslow


NEW YORK (AP) - Pittsburgh linebacker Joey Porter has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for what league spokesman Steve Alic called "vulgar, inexcusable statements" to Cleveland's Kellen Winslow after Steelers' 27-7 win over the Browns last Thursday.

Incensed by a late hit on one of his teammates in the fourth quarter by Winslow, Porter made a derogatory slur questioning the Cleveland tight end's sexual orientation following the game.

"That's what (blanks) do," the often outspoken Porter said. "He's soft. He wants to be tough, but he's really soft."

The fine was announced Thursday.