Ware, 41, was already in custody in his home state of Texas on drug and weapons charges when the indictment was announced by a grand jury Thursday, according to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg.
July 29 (News) — Former NFL tight end Kevin Ware has been charged with the murder of his former girlfriend, whose remains were found eight months after her disappearance in 2021.
Ware also faces charges of tampering with a corpse.
Taylor Pomaski reportedly went missing after a party on April 25, 2021 at the couple’s Houston residence. Her body was found December 10 in northern Harris County.
Ware has an extensive criminal history and has been arrested multiple times for drug offenses and possession of firearms as a convicted felon.
His legal troubles date back to his time as an athlete for the University of Washington in 2002, when he pleaded guilty to assault but received a suspended sentence.
Ware only appeared in 16 games during an NFL career that lasted less than two seasons. He played 11 games for the Washington Redskins in 2003 and five games for the San Francisco 49ers the following season before being released.