Former NFL Tight End Facing Life On Charges Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend, Tampering With The Body

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Former NFL player Kevin Ware is facing 15 years to life in the slammer in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend, Taylor Pomaski. He’s also accused of tampering with the body. Earlier this week, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston announced the indictment of the troubled Ware on both charges. The former Washington and San Francisco player, who played just two seasons after leaving the University of Washington, finds himself in some scolding hot water. 

Here’s what Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in her statement release:

“Prosecutors presented the evidence to a Harris County grand jury, which determines there was sufficient evidence for criminal charges. We will follow the evidence wherever it leads and apply the law equally to all.”

Prosecutor Lacy Johnson shared those same sentiments in her statement.

“Although this investigation has been going on since Taylor’s disappearance in 2021, the court process is just beginning. We encourage anyone who has knowledge about what happened between Kevin and Taylor to come forward.”

Ware Has Been Jailed Since June 2021

Ware has been jailed since June of last year on charges stemming from possession and intent to deliver a controlled substance. He was also in possession of a firearm, as a convicted felon. His $23K bond was revoked, and he became a person of interest in Pomaski’s disappearance after she was last seen in April 2021. Her remains were found in the Houston area in December.

When he was arrested last June, Pomaski’s friend, Eric Zuleger, told local television station KRPC 2 the following.

“It feels good to reach a milestone like that, to make sure he stays in jail. But what would really feel good is if we knew where Taylor was, and if he was a decent person, he would tell us because he knows exactly what happened and where she is and he’s holding that from the family.”

Ware’s sketchy track record with the law preceded him and heightening the intensity of the case is the racial element. A dead Caucasian woman tied to a Black male with a criminal history as the main suspect. Now Pomaski’s former lover awaits his fate, which will be in the hands of a jury in Houston.

 

Ware’s Troubled Past Has Caught up With Him

Ware’s unfortunate criminal background dates back to his days at Washington, where he pled guilty to assault. Since his 16-game NFL career and subsequent retirement in 2004, he’s been involved in some other hiccups with the law, including another assault charge. He also avoided arrest in another incident.

This time around Ware doesn’t seem likely to avoid more jail time. During his time at Washington (1999-2002) he tallied 50 receptions for 587 yards and five touchdowns. It’s been pretty much all downhill for Ware since then.