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Time to exhale? No charges to be filed against Joey Porter

Newly acquired Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter was arrested early Saturday morning in Bakersfield, Calif. after his vehicle was stopped by police in a Taco Bell parking lot.

But the district attorney's office now says it will not file any charges in the case.

According to a press release from the California Highway Patrol, two CHP officers smelled alcohol when checking out his car. Porter (pictured) refused to provide his license and began to roll up his window. Porter was asked to leave the car, but when an officer reached into the vehicle to unlock the button, Porter slapped the officer's hand to keep the lock button down. Porter then left the vehicle in a "confrontational manner" and the officer drew his baton. 

He was taken into custody, and the CHP indicated Porter would be charged with a misdemeanor DUI, resisting arrest and assaulting a peace officer. According to the DA, none of those charges will be filed. 

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