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Sept. 11, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback (1) Cam Newton looks to pass while being tackled by Arizona Cardinals linebacker (55) Joey Porter at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Panthers 28-21. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former All-Pro linebacker Joey Porter turns himself in on 1999 arrest warrant

When former All-Pro linebacker Joey Porter was a student at Colorado State University in the late 1990′s, he was ticketed for speeding and driving with a restricted license. After not appearing for his court date, the Fort Collins Police Services field a warrant for his arrest. Now, well over a decade later, Porter has chosen to turn himself in while simultaneously returning to the school to finish his bachelor’s degree. Hey, I’ve heard weirder reasons for people choosing to go back to school.

(Don’t get too excited. He was released on a $1,100 bond.)

The current Colorado State football coach, Jim McElwain, has said he’ll try and spin Porter’s decision into a lesson for his players regarding the importance of dealing with problems as they occur. Really, I’m not sure if that lesson will stick. It seems like Porter was pretty successful at putting off dealing with the warrant, considering his high-profile NFL career and all.

Porter, who is an undergraduate student assistant with Rams, has not commented on the situation as of yet.

[Source: USA Today Sports]

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