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Friday, October 31, 2014

Joey Porter released from jail after arrest for writing bad checks

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.

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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