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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.