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‘It’s Really Who You’re Dealing With As A Ref:’ Joey Porter Jr. Talks No-Call At End Of Browns Game

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Joey Porter Jr. had a key pass breakup on fourth-and-nine late in the fourth quarter in the team’s win over the Cleveland Browns on Monday Night Football. There was a lot of controversy on whether or not the play should’ve been called illegal contact or defensive pass interference, and Porter said whether or not it’s a penalty really depends on the officiating.

“You never know with the NFL, some plays look like a hold and some don’t. I’ve seen worse get called or not get called. So it’s a give or take. It’s really who you’re dealing with a ref, so you always gotta make sure if it was a flag or not, especially on a fourth-and-nine.