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Joey Porter released from jail after paying off $70K debt

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer
Joey Porter was released after paying back $70,000 to a Las Vegas casino. (US Presswire)

Three days after he was arrested on a bad check charge, former Steelers linebacker Joey Porter has been released from jail in Bakersfield, Calif.

According to the Associatred Press, Porter was released after paying a $70,000 debt he owed the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.

Prosecutor Samuel Bateman in Las Vegas, via the Las Vegas Review-Journal, said Porter had received markers from the casino ranging from between $5,000 and $20,000 on eight occasions between June and July.

But after he paid back the casino, the law enforcement hold was canceled, and Porter was released on Monday. The 35-year-old Porter officially retired this summer as a member of the Steelers after a 13-year career with Pittsburgh, Miami and Arizona.

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