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Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/20/14

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Former NFL linebacker, Joey Porter, isn’t exactly someone who people would think of as having high moral character. But that really didn’t matter when playing on defenses like the Pittsburgh Steelers. His reckless abandon on the field and disregard for human life was wanted. Of course, off-the-field, that behavior isn’t going to help you, and having no respect for the law certainly isn’t.

Busted Coverage unearthed this story about Porter being arrested for writing bad checks. According to TMZ, when the casino tried to cash the checks, Porter’s bank refused the transaction and claimed he had put a "stop payment" on them. 

The Hard Rock reportedly went to the police, and Porter was then charged with felony counts of check-bouncing with intent to defraud and theft.

Here are details about the arrest from Bakersfield Californian:

Former NFL star Joey Porter was arrested Friday night in Bakersfield on a felony warrant out of Clark County, Nev., for writing a check with non-sufficient funds. Lt. Scott Tunnicliffe of the Bakersfield Police Department said Porter, who retired from pro football after last season, was pulled over on a traffic stop at 9:46 p.m. Friday at the corner of Etchert and Calloway in west Bakersfield. The Kern County Sheriff’s website showed that Porter was still in custody as of Sunday night. A message left by The Californian with the Clark County Sheriff’s department Sunday was not returned.

It seems that Porter, who made $30 million during his NFL career, isn’t doing very well with his finances. And it apparently isn’t going to be a very Merry Christmas. It doesn’t seem like he is going to make bail very soon.

7 Comments:
  • What is it about so many pro athletes who make millions - yet end up in debt? At least in the case of NFL & NBA, I believe it comes down to their arrival in the pros with a college degree - and a fourth grade education. NO teacher/professor is allowed to flunk the star athlete, even when he only comes to class 10% of the time (and sits in the back of the class with his eyes closed and earphones on during the few times he DOES show up...) They're not even smart enough to ask their teammates who haven't been ripped off who their financial managers are. They surround themselves with more bling and bigger entourages than rap stars, and invest their money in ANY scheme someone suggests, without any thought of actually researching it (since they don't have the faintest clue as to HOW). Both leagues are full of sane, sensible players who have become financially set for life after ten years of employment, but the young hotshots would rather drive a used car than ask them how they do it.

    Professional boxing is like this, too. They KNOW there's a good chance they'll retire with only half a working brain and lifelong disabilities, but do they sock away the bulk of their outrageous purses...? Of course not. Boxing is the only professional sport in which men who earned millions in their youth actually end up on Skid Row by middle age.
  • Most of these players didn't get to college on their intellect. The colleges are of no help once the player is of no use to them anyway. There have been cases where NFL players could not read or write and played for a long time without anyone knowing. That Redskins DE from Okla. St. So, does this surprise anyone that these things keep popping up time after time. Pro players from the NBA/NFL are like the circular cardboard under your pizza. Where does it go once the pizza is gone. God Bless all of you and Happy Holidays. p.s. Any spelling or grammatical errors are purely mine, not my colleges fault....lol
  • $30 million and has no $$ now? wow what a moron!
  • Can't you all find more stories of white boys behaving badly with their money? Check the National Hockey League, look hard enough and you'll find more than a few morons. The stories about Black ball players is getting BORING.
  • He got shot in the ass once. Maybe he can claim brain damage.
  • I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Porter a few times when I worked at a restaurant near the Miami Dolphin training facility. I had a few very enjoyable conversations with him at work and found him to be a very well read and intelligent man with a very keen and hilarious sense of humor. We chatted about his time with the Steelers and the Dolphins, as I am originally from Pittsburgh, and a fan of both teams. I had mentioned to him on his first visit that my husband had just passed away and he always asked me on later visits how I was doing. Don't get me wrong,I'm old enough to be his mother and not a gold digger, he was just being very kind to an older lady. He was always very polite and generous with the staff as well as his fans and our restaurant guests, and certainly was not accompanied by a large entourage as Jockmama states. Being a good hearted person that remembers where he came from and tries to take care of family and friends and those around him doesn't make you a moron. Posting mindless comments about someone you have never met is what makes you a moron.
  • Another case of living beyond your means.Its easy to sign on the dotted line,and become a instant millionair.Its also easy to impress woman and friends with it also.The hard part is the loneliness to overcome ,when its all gone.The money is always first to go,the rest falls in like domino's.I could see innocent poor kids falling into the, "im rich",thing.But what blows my mind is when all these up coming stars knowingly see all the other down falls of so many athletes broke,from carelessly spending,its really hard to feel sorry for them.
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