Porter helped incite a 15-yard penalty from Bengals corner Adam Jones during the waning seconds of Saturday's Wild Card fiasco which aided the Steelers in their attempt to boot a game-winning field goal. Porter was on the field because Steelers wideout Antonio Brown had just been knocked out by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, which cased another 15-yard penalty.
"Untrue," he said.
Tomlin added: "This is what I'm gonna do about all of that so that we can move on. I think it's appropriate. Cincinnati is afforded the opportunity to sit around days after the game and rehash what happened. We're not afforded that opportunity. We've got a challenge - a formidable one - waiting on us in Denver. I said what I said after the game. I thought it appropriately summarized the play. We got respect for those guys. We understood what was at stake for them and us.
"It's a tough, hard-fought game against familiar opponents. It's just part of football. We're moving on. We have to. We can't waste one iota of time living in the past. It's not gonna help us beat the Denver Broncos, so I'm not gonna address it in anyway, because addressing it just leads to another question, whether it's to me or someone that plays for us and that's not gonna help us this week. So I respectfully decline any of those questions. I'm sure it's interesting for you guys. There's not enough ball going on this time of year so you'll continue to chew it, but we're not going to participate."
The final minute of that game was such a collective embarrassment that it's probably best for all sides to move on. Tomlin was excited about a win, but probably would have preferred to do so in a different manner.