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No charges for Joey Porter

Joey Porter's arrest will result in nothing more than embarrassment after prosecutors decided against filing charges.

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Porter should now escape any meaningful league sanction, although the NFL can take action without charges or a conviction.

"While criminal activity is clearly outside the scope of permissible conduct and persons who engage in criminal activity will be subject to discipline, the standard of conduct for persons employed in the NFL is considerably higher," the NFL's policy on personal conduct states. "It is not enough simply to avoid being found guilty of a crime. Instead, as an employee of the NFL or a member club, you are held to a higher standard and expected to conduct yourself in a way that is responsible, promotes the values upon which the league is based, and is lawful. Persons who fail to live up to this standard of conduct are guilty of conduct detrimental and subject to discipline, even where the conduct itself does not result in conviction of a crime."

Porter doesn't have a history of arrests, to my knowledge. That should work in his favor.