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NFL Star Joey Porter Won't Face Charges

3/31/2010 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NFL star Joey Porter is officially off the hook for allegedly slapping a deputy's hand away during a traffic stop last week.

The Kern County District Attorney's Office tells TMZ there was not enough evidence to move forward with the case -- in which Joey was facing three misdemeanors: DUI, resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer.

Joey was arrested in Bakersfield, CA on Friday, after an alleged confrontation with a California Highway Patrol deputy during a traffic stop in a Taco Bell parking lot.

As we first reported, the CHP launched an Internal Affairs investigation into the deputy that arrested Joey, after the Arizona Cardinals player claimed he was manhandled during the arrest.

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Mary Margaret Carbaugh Speck    

What a shock.

1670 days ago


Justice surve.
He has to sue that Officer
Not fare for him, he was violated

1670 days ago

ralphie the one-eyed    

The pig didn’t kick his in teeth in for having his authority questioned?

The pig didn’t grab him by the neck and say “Now, I don’t take that from nobody?”, like that Ok po-lice officer did?

These times are-a-changing.

1670 days ago

too bad it wasnt a bullet    

another n**ga gets off on beating a woman!

1670 days ago


*shaking head*!!!

1670 days ago

Dick Whippler    

I hope someone blows out Mr. Porters knee at some point this season, ending his over-rated and worthless career. That would be called KARMA

1670 days ago


Now concentrate on what you and the BIRDGANG are going to do to the 49ers.

1670 days ago


So there was not enough evidence? No dash cam footage? No reports from the officer about the resisting arrest and the slapping? What about the DUI!? cops give breathalyzers and blood tests to arrest you for DUI, did these disappear? The DA doesn't have evidence? The police felt threatened enough to pull out his weapon and prepare to kill this man but he did nothing wrong and there is no evidence.

Just send his ass to sex rehab too while your at it because money and fame means the rules the rest of the world lives and dies by don't apply.

1670 days ago

Seacrest is a Shorty    

Joey who....?

1669 days ago


CHP has deputies now?

1669 days ago


Im glad he got off - Joey Porter is Bakersfield hometown hero and we love him ! David Carr is also from Bakersfield and he can stay in Texas or wherever he ended up- stuck up queer.

1669 days ago


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1669 days ago


I live here in Bakersfield and can tell you why Jerry Porter got off. Part of it was his Celebrity and the other part was because the Officer that arrested him, was himself arrested while off duty in Oct. of 2009 of DWI and is currently awaiting his court date. Many people wanted to know why he is still on duty and have complained. So they dropped the charges in order to keep attention off themselves.

1669 days ago


TMZ, do you think you could find another picture of Mr. Porter without his mouth open like a crazed animal. I think every picture I've seen you post has Porter's mouth open like he's angry which I know is the picture you're attempting to portray

1669 days ago


The Bakersfield PD will now have Porter clearly in their sights.

1669 days ago
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