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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.
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Joey Porter was arrested on Friday night on a felony charge of writing bad checks. Here are some of the details.
Former NFL loudmouth Joey Porter was released from jail on Monday, three days after being arrested for writing bad checks to the Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas.
According to The Bakersfield Californian, Porter was arrested in Bakersfield on a felony warrant from Clark County, Nev., following a traffic stop on Friday. The warrant was for writing $70,000 in bad checks to the casino...
During his playing days, Joey Porter was known as one of the NFL’s fiercest linebackers, going to the Pro Bowl four times and winning Super Bowl XL with the Steelers in 2006. The last he was heard from was with Arizona in the 2011 season, signing a one-day contract to retire as a Steeler back in July.
However, though it’s not uncommon for NFL players to get themselves in financial...
Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter was released from jail in Bakersfield, Calif., three days after he was charged with writing bad checks in Las Vegas. According to reports, Porter paid a $70,000 debt to Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas and was released Monday. Porter, 35, retired in July after a 13-year NFL career that also included stops with Miami and Arizona.
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