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Porter's punch costs him equivalent of 3 game checks

Updated: July 20, 2007, 5:46 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter has been fined $141,176, the equivalent of three game checks, by the NFL for his role in a March altercation in which he punched Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Levi Jones at a Las Vegas blackjack table.

Porter, 30, pleaded guilty on May 30 to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from the incident.

The $141,176 fine, first reported by NFL.com and confirmed by league sources, is one of the biggest in NFL history. It represents three-seventeenths ...

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