Former NFL Lineman Verbay Arrested In Vegas Debt Case

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Former NFL offensive lineman Ross Verba has been arrested on suspicion of failing to pay a $26,000 gambling debt to a Las Vegas resort.

Clark County prosecutors say the 36-year-old Verba was arrested in Phoenix this week on a Nevada arrest warrant.

Verba is charged with three counts of writing bad checks to the Palms in January 2008.

Prosecutors say Verba is fighting extradition to Nevada and remained in jail.

In 2007, Verba was arrested on bad check charges for allegedly failing to pay for $50,000 in markers at Wynn Las Vegas. Those charges were dismissed after he paid off the debt.

Verba was a first-round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers in 1997. He played eight seasons with Green Bay and Cleveland before inking a one-year deal with Detroit in 2006.