Authorities said former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter was released from a California jail after paying $70,000 owed to the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.
A spokeswoman with the Kern County jail in Bakersfield said Porter was released Monday.
Prosecutor Samuel Bateman in Las Vegas said Porter was arrested over the weekend on a theft and bad check complaint filed earlier this year.
Bateman said Porter, 35, paid the amount and was released pending dismissal of the charge. A court date was not immediately set.
The prosecutor said Porter received several IOU markers from the Hard Rock in June.
Porter played 13 seasons for the Steelers, Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals before officially retiring from the NFL in July. He made the Pro Bowl and was an All-Pro selection three times with the Steelers and once with Miami. In 2008, Porter led the AFC in sacks. He also won Super Bowl XL with the Steelers in 2005 and "retired" as a Steelers player in August at training camp festivities.
His arrest was reported first by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.