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 in 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 dismissal of the charge. A court date was not immediately set.
The prosecutor says Porter received several IOU markers from the Hard Rock in June.
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