Joey Porter released from jail after arrest for writing bad checks
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.
TMZ reports that Porter wrote eight checks to the casino between June 30, 2012 and July 1, 2012. Three checks were for $10,000, four were for $5,000, and the final check was for $20,000. The checks were written in exchange for cash and /or gambling chips. The problem arose when the casino attempted to cash the checks and was informed that the bank refused to pay the money because Porter had put a stop payment on them.
Porter was facing felony theft and fraud charges, but he reportedly paid the casino back all the money and was released from jail as a result.
Porter, who was a four-time Pro Bowl linebacker during his 13-year NFL career, has a history of misbehaving in Las Vegas. You may recall that in 2007 he was cited for misdemeanor battery after getting into a fight with offensive lineman Levi Jones inside the Palms. He sure knows how to keep his name in the news.
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