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Charges against Cardinals OLB Porter dropped

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By PFW staff

Kern County prosecutors in Bakersfield, Calif., revealed Wednesday that no charges will be filed against newly acquired Cardinals OLB Joey Porter in connection with his recent arrest on suspicion of DUI and resisting arrest.

Prosecutor Mark Pafford said the district attorney's office does not believe there's a reasonable likelihood that a jury would find Porter guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The 33-year-old Porter was arrested by the California Highway Patrol early March 27 in a fast-food restaurant parking lot in Bakersfield. Porter allegedly refused to provide his driver's license and began to raise 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, the NFL’s second leading active sacker behind Jason Taylor, is being counted on by the Cardinals to provide more pressure from the edge for a defense that allowed 90 points and 911 yards in two playoff games last season.


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