Adam Johnson's jailing means it can now be reported the former England footballer was also arrested for possessing extreme pornography.
Images, thought to be of a "jokey nature" but bestiality-related, were found on his computer.
The arrest was mentioned in hearings at Durham Crown Court prior to Johnson's trial for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
Durham Police confirmed he has now been released from his bail in relation to the extreme pornography matter and no further action will be taken.
The pre-trial hearings also heard how police found medicines in a safe when Johnson was arrested which indicated he may have been suffering from sexually transmitted infections.
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