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Joey Porter arrested on felony charge of writing bad checks

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Former NFL player Joey Porter remains in jail after he was arrested on Friday on a felony warrant for writing a check without sufficient funds.

The Bakersfield Californian reports that Porter was pulled over for a traffic stop in Bakersfield on Friday night, and detained when officers discovered that he had a felony warrant in Clark County, Nevada.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office website lists Porter as still jailed with no bail, with an expected release date of December 26. So it appears that Porter will be spending Christmas behind bars.

This isn’t the first time Porter has found himself in trouble in Clark County, Nevada, where Las Vegas is the county seat. In 2007, Porter was issued a summons on a misdemeanor battery charge for a fight with then-Bengals offensive lineman Levi Jones in a Las Vegas casino. Porter was also arrested in 2010 for drunk driving, although those charges were later dropped.

Porter played eight seasons for the Steelers, three for the Dolphins and two for the Cardinals before retiring this year. No details have been made public about the nature of the bad checks he allegedly wrote, but if he has gone broke that would be a stunningly fast financial collapse for a man who was still earning NFL players as recently as a year ago, and who made tens of millions of dollars in his NFL career.

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38 Responses to “Joey Porter arrested on felony charge of writing bad checks”
  1. censoredagain says: Dec 24, 2012 11:07 AM

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy

  2. jakec4 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:10 AM

    Feliz Navidad Porter. Enjoy yourself.

  3. ravenator says: Dec 24, 2012 11:14 AM

    What an idiot!

  4. daryllh says: Dec 24, 2012 11:16 AM

    Cheat THAT!

  5. dryzzt23 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:17 AM

    Sad, very sad BUT he KNEW he’d makes tons of money yet he completely failed to plan well financially.

    Ultimately, it’s Joey’s own damn fault.

  6. tannethrill says: Dec 24, 2012 11:17 AM

    Wasn’t there a ton more to the drunk driving that was dropped? Wasn’t that in Bakersfield too? I remember there being much more to it.

    Either way the guy has proven to be an idiot in the past and this further confirms.

  7. jerruhjones says: Dec 24, 2012 11:18 AM

    13 years in the NFL and broke….he never was very smart.

  8. bamasox says: Dec 24, 2012 11:21 AM

    How many kids does he have?

  9. jprcox says: Dec 24, 2012 11:22 AM

    A felony check charge simply means he wrote a check over $1k that didn’t clear. We have ALL had checks that didn’t go through for one reason or the other, so its hard for me to jump up and down and say he is a super bad guy.

    Tough.

  10. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:25 AM

    6 rings of bad checks

  11. joetoronto says: Dec 24, 2012 11:25 AM

    All that money, wow. Easy come, easy go.

    Right, Joey?

    SMH.

  12. dmartin17 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:26 AM

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  13. FinFan68 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:30 AM

    Porter has always been a goon. He just happened to be a goon that was big and strong enough to play football. This won’t be his last run-in with the law.

  14. jasons81 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:33 AM

    This likely means he had a casino marker that didn’t clear. In Vegas they prosecute you via check laws if you don’t cover your marker. He’s probably not broke, he probably just didn’t cover it like he should.

    As for the bail thing, it’s pretty ridiculous if he has to spend Christmas in jail because he’s not given bail.

  15. kane337 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:33 AM

    Man how do you blow all of that cash?

  16. fumblenuts says: Dec 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    Maybe he can get a loan from T.O.

    Oh wait…..

  17. japmen says: Dec 24, 2012 11:34 AM

    Put popcorn muscles on ice for a while. No need for this waste of flesh to be out in the general populace.

  18. eventhorizon04 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:46 AM

    “A felony check charge simply means he wrote a check over $1k that didn’t clear. We have ALL had checks that didn’t go through for one reason or the other, so its hard for me to jump up and down and say he is a super bad guy.”

    It’s an awful “achievement” to write a check for over $1,000 that doesn’t clear after you’ve earned tens of millions of dollars in the past decade.

    Joey Porter is not some average guy who should be living paycheck to paycheck.

  19. Gordon says: Dec 24, 2012 11:46 AM

    jprcox
    Dec 24, 2012, 10:22 AM CST
    A felony check charge simply means he wrote a check over $1k that didn’t clear. We have ALL had checks that didn’t go through for one reason or the other, so its hard for me to jump up and down and say he is a super bad guy.

    Tough.
    ———————————–
    No, we ALL haven’t written checks that didn’t clear. Speak for yourself.

  20. foosballisthedevil says: Dec 24, 2012 11:58 AM

    He probably wrote a check to cover Jeremy Stevens’ wedding

  21. kingkornkahn says: Dec 24, 2012 12:04 PM

    Never trust a check from old man Porter around Christmas.

  22. blackbug99 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:05 PM

    Why jump to conclusions about his financial situation. The only thing this article states for a fact is that he was arrested and will be held over until the 26th. The rest is hearsay! On the plus side. I hear they put out a good spread!!

  23. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:08 PM

    Sounds a lot like Viking fans with their mouth writing checks that their team can never cash.

  24. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 24, 2012 12:08 PM

    He must have learned it from Sizzle…..

  25. 13arod says: Dec 24, 2012 12:09 PM

    this is why you need to save money and don’t spend it all at once

  26. dallasfan89 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:09 PM

    Well I can clear it up for you folks. Felony charges derive from closed accounts not NSF checks. Meaning he may still have money he just is illegally using checks. As a small business owner I’ve seen people with lots of money do this. From the segments that do this I think it’s a cultural problem

  27. beefsbrother says: Dec 24, 2012 12:10 PM

    I love it. He was always a portrait in ignorance.

  28. blutbaddenbill says: Dec 24, 2012 12:17 PM

    sorry to hear about this,but he brought it all on himself! this guy is an avid dogfighter,so karma is coming back to really bite him ain’t it?

  29. descendency says: Dec 24, 2012 12:20 PM

    First he started making guarantees that went badly and now his checks won’t cash? lol.

  30. ravenunitas says: Dec 24, 2012 12:24 PM

    Typical STEALER !!!

  31. joebloww says: Dec 24, 2012 12:31 PM

    What a lowlife.

  32. dirtyharry1971 says: Dec 24, 2012 12:47 PM

    not surprised at all, i except to see more steelers in the same situation. big ben anyone?

  33. bobzilla1001 says: Dec 24, 2012 4:43 PM

    My favorite Joey Porter memory is when he boarded the Ravens team bus to challenge Ray Lewis to a fight. Lewis declined Porter’s invitation…
    The Steelers-Ravens rivalry hasn’t been the same without Porter’s intensity.

  34. rtk23 says: Dec 24, 2012 7:23 PM

    He played for Pittsburgh. Nuff said.

  35. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 24, 2012 7:44 PM

    rtk23 says:
    Dec 24, 2012 7:23 PM
    He played for Pittsburgh. Nuff said.

    Oh you mean a champ not a chump…just saying.

  36. jprcox says: Dec 24, 2012 9:13 PM

    Gordon:

    It looks like about 30% of the people seem to agree with me. I’m sure the numbers are even stonger than that, and there are many reasons a check could have an issue beyond the fault of the drafter. That is what I am referring.

    …but I guess people like you claim banks are perfect too.

  37. backindasaddle says: Dec 24, 2012 10:20 PM

    Joey’s just getting what he deserves. One of the biggest jerks the NFL has ever seen.

  38. mazblast says: Dec 25, 2012 4:06 AM

    Joey’s having the same kind of year my beloved Steelers are finishing, and that’s not good.

    I always loved his on-field intensity and performance, but the rest of his act…

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