The ABC television affiliate in Bakersfield, Calif., is reporting that the local district attorney’s office will not file charges against linebacker Joey Porter for his arrest last weekend by the California Highway Patrol. Obviously, that is good news for Porter. I don’t know if the team will be commenting further on the subject, and it’s unknown if Porter faces any action from the league. But it’s fair to say that, if the law has decided not to pursue the issue, it makes it more unlikely anything else will be done to Porter.
UPDATE: Here is the official statement from Supervising Deputy District Attorney Mark Pafford: “Based upon the information that was provided to us by the CHP, we did not believe that there would be a reasonable likelihood that a jury would find Mr. Porter guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the allegations. With this belief, we thought it was not appropriate for us to proceed.”
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