Ex-Steelers LB Porter out of jail after repaying debt: Report

Joey Porter is behind bars after allegedly writing multiple bad cheques that bounced in Nevada....

Joey Porter is behind bars after allegedly writing multiple bad cheques that bounced in Nevada. (REUTERS)

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter was released from jail in Bakersfield, Calif., three days after he was charged with writing bad checks in Las Vegas.

According to reports, Porter paid a $70,000 debt to Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas and was released Monday.

The former NFL linebacker, who won Super Bowl XL with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006, was charged with a felony late last Friday for allegedly writing a casino $70,000 worth of bad cheques.

Documents obtained by TMZ indicate Porter was accused of writing as many as eight bad cheques to a Hard Rock casino over the summer.

According to the Bakersfield Californian, Porter, who also spent time with the Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins before his career ended last year, was pulled over late last week before being taken into custody.

This isnt Porters first run-in with the law. In 2010, he was arrested on suspicion of DUI before being accused of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.

A member of the NFLs 2000s all-decade team, Porter was shot in the buttocks in 2003 when gunfire rang out at a Denver-area sports bar.

It was later determined Porter was an innocent bystander in that incident.

--With files from Reuters


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