Former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter released from a California jail after paying casino debts
Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Joey Porter (55) brings down Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower (25) on September 18, 2011.
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LAS VEGAS - Authorities say former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter was released from a California jail after paying $70,000 owed to the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.
Prosecutor Samuel Bateman in Las Vegas says Porter was arrested last weekend on a theft and bad check complaint filed earlier this year.
Bateman said the 35-year-old Porter paid the amount and was released pending dismissal of the charge. A court date was not immediately set.
Porter played 13 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals before retiring in July.
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