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Joey Porter Arrested for Assault

Mar 27, 2010 – 8:25 PM
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Joey PorterBAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say NFL linebacker Joey Porter has been arrested in Bakersfield on suspicion of drunken driving and accused of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.

The California Highway Patrol says the 33-year-old player was confronted by officers early Saturday in a Taco Bell parking lot.

Porter refused to provide his driver's license and began to roll up his window when asked to leave the car. Police say that when an officer reached to unlock the door Porter slapped the officer's hand.

Porter eventually got out and complied with orders, placing his hands behind his back. He and a passenger were arrested.

The 11-year veteran recently signed with the Arizona Cardinals. He also has played for Pittsburgh and Miami.

Update, March 31 -- Joey Porter will not be charged in this incident. Authorities told multiple media outlets that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute the veteran linebacker.

-- Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
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