Ex-NFL player arrested after altercation with valet

Former pro football player Kevin Ware, 29, is charged with misdemeanor escape.

June 28, 2010 2:03:36 PM PDT
A former pro football player from the Houston area was arrested for fleeing from police after an alleged altercation with a Washington Avenue valet. Kevin Ware, 29, pushed a valet at Sanctuary Lounge in the West End around 1:45am on Sunday, according to police. The valet refused to press charges, but a Houston police officer took Ware into custody and put him into a police cruiser. Police say Ware became very belligerent and ran away from the cruiser, but was caught soon after.

Ware is charged with misdemeanor escape. He's due in court on July 2.

It's the third brush with the law for Ware. According to HPD, Ware had been charged with misdemeanor theft after allegedly using a worthless credit card at Cahill's in the West End on May 29. He also was convicted of misdemeanor assault on April 22 for another incident.

Ware played high school football at Klein Oak High School then went on to play for the University of Washington. He was a tight end in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers.