Authorities said former Pro Bowl linebacker Joey Porter was released from a California jail after paying $70,000 owed to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
A spokeswoman with the Kern County jail in Bakersfield said Porter was released Monday.
Prosecutor Sam Bateman in Las Vegas said Porter was arrested during the weekend on a theft and bad check complaint filed earlier this year.
Bateman said the 35-year-old Porter paid the amount and was released pending dismissal of the charge. A court date was not immediately set.
Porter, a four-time Pro Bowl player, received several IOU markers from the Hard Rock in June, Bateman said.
Porter, who was born in Bakersfield, played 13 seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins and Arizona Cardinals before retiring in July.
Duke, Stanford stay No. 1 in basketball
Duke and Michigan remained the top two teams in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll, while Syracuse dropped from third to ninth after its first loss. Duke received all but two of the first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel. Michigan received the others.
Stanford remained No. 1 in the women's poll for the sixth consecutive week, matching the team's longest run in the top spot.
Real Madrid drama intensifies
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez adjusted his glasses, as if he couldn't believe what he was reading on the lineup card: Beloved veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas would not be playing.
That decision might have shown just how far coach Jose Mourinho has gone in his quest to exert control over the club. And it may be Mourinho has finally gone too far.
Waves of criticism from fans and players followed Madrid's 3-2 loss to Malaga on Saturday, raising the question of whether Perez has reached his limit of support for the often successful, yet equally abrasive, Mourinho.
Early owner of Texas Rangers dies
Brad Corbett, who owned the Texas Rangers from 1974 to 1980 and was known for frequently switching managers, has died. He was 75. Corbett's daughter, Pamela Corbett Murrin, told the Associated Press that her father died peacefully in his sleep Monday. She said he had not been sick recently.
As an owner, Corbett went through six managers in six years.