According WAFB in Baton Rouge, LA, former Indiana Hoosier and New Orleans Saint cornerback Tracy Porter was arrested on Oct. 5 on drug and domestic battery charges.
In WAFB’s report, the victim alleged that she visited Porter to get her keys back from him when the two became involved in a verbal argument. Police say the argument became physical and Porter allegedly grabbed the victim by the arm and then the throat. Investigators say Porter and the victim had a relationship for the past two years.
During his arrest Porter told police that he did grab the victim in self defense. Porter was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, distribution of schedule II drugs, and battery of dating partner. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
Porter played for Indiana from 2004-2007. He was then drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2008, where he played cornerback for four seasons. Porter most notably returned an interception for a touchdown to clinch the Saints’ victory in Super Bowl XLIV. He also played for the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, and Chicago Bears before leaving the NFL.