Kevin Ware Jr. won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
The former NFL player pleaded guilty to drugs and weapons charges in Texas to avoid a jury trial. Instead, the 41-year-old took a plea deal and was given a 15-year concurrent sentence for both charges. He will also get credit for 550 days of time served.
Ware pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and was sentenced as part of a plea agreement.
The former NFL tight end is accused of brutally murdering his 29-year-old girlfriend Taylor Pomaski then tampering with evidence by allegedly burning her body. Ware, who went undrafted out of Washington in 2003 and played two NFL seasons with Washington’s NFL team and the San Francisco 49ers, was indicted for Pomaski’s murder in July.
Pomaski had disappeared following a party at the couple’s home on April 25, 2021, and she remained missing for seven months before her skeletal remains were discovered last December. Investigators believe Ware killed Pomaski by stabbing, strangling and hitting her before burning her body and disposing of it in a ditch.
If convicted, Ware faces up to life in prison for Pomaski’s murder. Ware is a former Klein Oak High standout who played two seasons in the NFL.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.