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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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damn another pro athlete getting off the hook theyre worse than politicians. I guarantee if I did that to a cop I would have done at least a week in jail.

1668 days ago

Dirt Burger    

No Charges? I thought Porter slapped his hand away? what about the smell of alcohol? Sounds like trumped up charges by a crooked cop!

1668 days ago


You're under arrest! Hey wait Carl, thats a NFL player. Well I'll be dang. We are sorry to have bothered you. Maybe you could get us a couple tickets to the game. TNB

1667 days ago


Most Policepersons behave in a professional manner and follow protocol efficiently. However there are those who take the job to further their own personal prejudices. It's possible Joey was caught up in a hassle with a bad cop. These cases are hard to prove due to the premise that Police can do no wrong. However things have improved to where an internal investigation will either indict the cop or ignore the victims claims.

1491 days ago
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