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Joey Porter, former Steelers linebacker, arrested in California

The Pittsburgh Steelers former linebacker was arrested for theft and debts not paid out to a Las Vegas casino.

Kevin C. Cox

Joey Porter, the former Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker and Super Bowl champion, was arrested over the weekend in California because of theft and a bad check complaint from earlier in the year, according to the Post-Gazette.

Porter was released on Monday after paying $70,000 to the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. A court date has yet to be set for Porter.

The 13-year NFL veteran was always know for his larger-than-life personality during his playing years, famously engaging in a war-of-words with Seattle Seahawks' tight end Jerramy Stevens before Super Bowl XL, which the Steelers won 21-10.

Porter started his career in Pittsburgh where he had most of his best seasons, before joining the Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals and then officially retiring with Pittsburgh.

Porter made the All-Pro team and Pro Bowl four times in his career, three while he played for Pittsburgh. Porter ended his career with 98 sacks.

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