Ex-Steelers star Porter turns self in on 1999 warrant

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Joey Porter (AP File Photo)

 

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Former Colorado State and NFL standout Joey Porter did more than return to college and become an undergraduate student assistant coach when he went back to Fort Collins to finish his degree.

The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/15cb4ZH ) Porter turned himself in Wednesday for a failure to appear warrant dating back to 1999. He was freed on a $1,100 cash bond.

Porter was ticketed for speeding and driving while his license was under restraint in May 1999. Fort Collins police opened a warrant for his arrest after he missed a final court date. Porter was believed to have been in training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers by the final court date.

The Coloradoan says its efforts to reach Porter for comment through Colorado State have been unsuccessful.

Rams football coach Jim McElwain said last Wednesday that Porter will serve as an undergraduate student assistant coach. Porter was a star for the Rams and went on to play 13 seasons in the NFL, winning a Super Bowl title with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005. He will be inducted into CSU’s sports Hall of Fame in November.

McElwain says of bringing Porter on board: “This is another example of reaching back into our past to help build our future at Colorado State.”

Porter is working toward his liberal arts degree with a focus on social studies.

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Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com

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