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Joey Porter turns self in on 14-year old arrest warrant from college

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Former NFL linebacker Joey Porter’s return to Fort Collins, Colo. wasn’t just to finish his degree and join the coaching staff of the Colorado State Rams as an undergraduate student assistant, it was also to square an outstanding arrest warrant from when he was a student at the university in 1999.

According to Matt Stephens of the USA Today, Porter turned himself in Wednesday morning at the Larimer County Jail. Porter was arrested for speeding and driving with a suspended license in May 1999. After three court appearances, Porter failed to appear for his final court date in October and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The warrant remained unheeded ever since despite Porter’s 13-year player career in the NFL.

Fourteen years later, Porter answered the warrant and was booked and released on $1,100 bond.

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26 Responses to “Joey Porter turns self in on 14-year old arrest warrant from college”
  1. prosb4hos says: Aug 7, 2013 11:09 PM

    Surprised they didn’t show up to detain him during 2005 playoffs in Denver when he was with Pittsburgh.

  2. noeffinway says: Aug 7, 2013 11:10 PM

    How has this gone unnoticed by the media hacks all these years? You guys need to up your game a bit.

  3. prideandpoise says: Aug 7, 2013 11:10 PM

    What a joke.

    I guess they don’t watch football in Fort Collins, Colorado.

  4. uwsptke says: Aug 7, 2013 11:11 PM

    Hope they didn’t take a check.

  5. dirtybird28 says: Aug 7, 2013 11:19 PM

    They didn’t know where he was for the past 14 years? #ComeOnMan

  6. swaggyy says: Aug 7, 2013 11:24 PM


  7. maximusprime107 says: Aug 7, 2013 11:26 PM

    How many times did Porter play in Colorado? Why didn’t they try to arrest him while he was here?

  8. msclemons67 says: Aug 7, 2013 11:30 PM

    A warrant for traffic offenses remained active for 13 years?

    Yeesh, that seems a bit vindictive. Hopefully the new marijuana laws will mellow out Colorado.

  9. patfic15 says: Aug 7, 2013 11:31 PM

    Justice for Joey.

  10. tlow97 says: Aug 7, 2013 11:45 PM

    Is this case outside the Arrest Meter statute of limitations?

  11. cjjones5656 says: Aug 7, 2013 11:55 PM

    Holy crap 1999 was 14 years ago? Man I am getting old!

  12. sonnyjz says: Aug 7, 2013 11:55 PM

    Nothing to see here. Keep it moving.

  13. anthonygrimald0 says: Aug 7, 2013 11:55 PM

    Laramie lane 93312…

  14. Stiller43 says: Aug 8, 2013 12:04 AM

    So the times he played at mile high, they couldnt guess he’d be there that day?! Its scheduled!!

    It would have been hilarious to see him show up to play the broncos and he gets arrested for an old warrant.

  15. dickjagger says: Aug 8, 2013 12:13 AM

    How many times did this guy go back their to play the Broncos or just see family or friends in that time span? Ridiculous! If this was me or you, we definitely would have been busted. Can you say star treatment.

  16. justlntuckrule says: Aug 8, 2013 12:22 AM

    Good for Joey to stand up to his responsibilities. Better late than never. One question though; did he forget about his court appearance, or just skipped out of it? It’s not like it was a big offense, with a big fine. He certainly could afford the fine and to pay someone to drive him around for the short period of time he would have his license further revoked. Something just doesn’t sound right here.

  17. mnmarine0351 says: Aug 8, 2013 1:33 AM

    Could have done it earlier but good on him

  18. rickycubane says: Aug 8, 2013 1:45 AM

    How is that even possible? And why does almost every professional athlete .. White black Hispanic Asian islander think that they can do whatever and face no consequences that average people would be screwed by? I had same charges in some backwoods Virginia mountain town and had to take 2 days off of work to drive down and deal with.. Whether its the law.. PEDs.. Or personal conduct.. It took this. Dude 14years? How did it not effect his other cases ? .. When u got cash u can piss on the rules and apparently the law

  19. randalpnaditch says: Aug 8, 2013 1:55 AM

    If only he had been featured on Americas Most Wanted.
    Maybe he could have been aprehended sooner.

  20. 619sdfan4life says: Aug 8, 2013 2:20 AM

    I respect that. Way to go Porter.

  21. wayne1693 says: Aug 8, 2013 2:32 AM

    All of wish we had the ‘Get Out Of Jail [Almost] Free’ card which would enable us to post-pone answering an arrest for less than $100 a year!

  22. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 8, 2013 8:21 AM

    Statute of limitaions?

  23. 1historian says: Aug 8, 2013 9:23 AM

    It had expired on that charge but if you do the honorable thing and turn yourself in it remains open.

    Porter did the honorable thing. Good for him.

  24. lightcleric says: Aug 8, 2013 9:25 AM

    Does time run on statue of limitations while there’s a warrant active? And does this even have a statue of limitations?

    Curtis, if you could walk down the office halls of PFT Inc. HQ and ask the former lawyer for us that would be awesome.

  25. jrcoop says: Aug 8, 2013 6:40 PM

    Peezy steppin’ up. Better late than never.

  26. ragingyinzer says: Aug 8, 2013 8:13 PM

    @rickycubane – Wow, you’re just figuring that out, huh? Welcome to the big kids’ table.

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