Joey Porter free in casino debt case

Updated: December 24, 2012, 7:21 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Authorities say former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter was released from a California jail after paying $70,000 owed to the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.

A spokeswoman with the Kern County jail in Bakersfield said Porter was released Monday.

Prosecutor Samuel Bateman in Las Vegas says Porter was arrested during the weekend on a theft and bad check complaint filed earlier this year.

Bateman said the 35-year-old Porter paid the amount and was released pending ...

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