Originally written March 16, 2013 on Steelers Depot:

Via Steelers Depot:

Time and time again we hear about NFL players who have mismanaged their money only to wind up in financial trouble. Unfortunately that has now happened to former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter, who is reportedly having his Florida home foreclosed on.

Brian Bandell of the South Florida Business Journal reports that 1st United Bank filed a foreclosure lawsuit on March 6 against Porter and his wife over their Broward County home that was built in 2006 and purchased in 2007– the same year he signed a five-year, $32 million contract with the Miami Dolphins. That contract, as Bandell points out, included a $12 million signing bonus and another $8 million in guaranteed money.

Hopefully Porter didn't fall on hard times because of a gambling problem, but it is worth noting that he was arrested in 2012 and charged with theft and a bad check complaint stemming from $70,000 in IOU markers he owed to the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.

Porter was drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 1999 draft and played eight seasons in Pittsburgh before being released in 2007 during the off-season. He was quickly snatched up by the Dolphins where he played three seasons. Following his release from the Dolphins in March of 2010, Porter signed a three-year, $24.5 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals that included a $4 million signing bonus. He did not see the final year of that deal, however.

Porter officially retired as a member of the Steelers last summer and was honored along with several other former Steelers at the annual Friday Night Lights practice at Latrobe Memorial Stadium.

Keep your fingers crossed that Porter can get all of this straightened out.

10 Comments:
  • Joey may have to get a job being a porter to keep his crib! DUH
  • Never saw a GAR (not cigar) ever get it all straightened out. It's all the bling they care about. Just another N!GGER. nuf said, White guy that pays his salary. ENOUGH, ENOUGH already.
  • I agree! I just hope he doesn't go and kills his whole family and then commits suicide like us crackers do when we get into financial troubles, right? Haahhahahahahahahhahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!
  • Pigs will fly first!
  • Ain't that a shot in the ass?
  • more money than brains.
  • WHY ARE MY FELLOW CAUCASIANS SOOOOOO RACIST!!! I CAN'T GO TO A FORUM OR THREAD WITHOUT ONE OF YOU KNUCKLEHEADS SAYING SOMETHING RACIST! IT'S GETTING OLD!
  • And they claim that blacks are always playing the "race card" as though it has no validity. Case closed.
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