Posted February 07, 2013

USC tight end Junior Pomee charged with five felonies, removed from Trojans

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Junior Pomee has been removed from the USC Trojans. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Junior Pomee has been removed from the USC Trojans. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

University of Southern California tight end Junior Pomee has been charged with five felonies on the suspicion that he received stolen goods, and head coach Lane Kiffin said he has been removed from “all team activities until we get all the information.”

Pomee is facing charges of grand theft, burglary and possession of stolen goods after being arrested last week near the USC campus, according to a report from The Los Angeles Times. Among the stolen goods that he had in his possession were an iPad, an iPad Mini and an iPhone 5. He plead not guilty at a Jan. 31 court appearance and is scheduled to be back in court Feb. 15.

“[O]fficers responded to an intoxicated student who passed out in an alley behind the location. The student became combative when contacted by the officers and had to be physically subdued. The officers found the student in possession of a tablet computer and other property that did not belong to him and they subsequently determined that the items had been stolen.”

Pomee, who stands 6′ 3″ and weighs 250 pounds, is a sophomore at USC. He red-shirted as a freshman, playing in every game last season but did not catch a pass.  He is free on $110,000 bail until his next court appearance.


23 comments
Brian39
Brian39

Playin devil's advocate here for a second I hope this kid gets every opportunity to make things right...or as right as they can be. I can easly see him being absolutely screwed blued and tatooed simply because he's black and goes to USC. Somebody has to turn the culture around...this would be a great place to start. 

Doc Holiday
Doc Holiday

A person of color---He can't be guilty, it bees dat racism !!!

DavidGolani11
DavidGolani11

Last I checked a 19 year old college student isn't a "KID", he's an adult and charged with adult crimes.

 

Now his only career options are to play for the University of Oklahoma.

BrianQuahog
BrianQuahog

F U Mark, this punk walking around helping himself to everyones property- you think thats going to change and get better as he gets older? You are a loser.

BrianQuahog
BrianQuahog

just another Ray Lewis type getting started early

Guest2013
Guest2013

Why do these kids who have EVERYTHING GOING for them pull these stunts which turn their lives upside down.  FIVE FELONIES???? Felonies NEVER go away!!  I KNOW from my son's experience.  His TWO felonies are 8 years old and he hasn't been able to find a job for FOUR YEARS because of them, even though he's been on the straight and narrow since 2005.

watchdawg
watchdawg

 @Guest2013 Sometimes these kids are pampered from an early age--told how special they are and that the rules don't apply to them.  Sometimes poor parenting (or lack of role models) factors in as well.   In any case, it's sad to see kids blow opportunities they won't fully (if ever) appreciate till it's too late.

Mark Stephens
Mark Stephens like.author.displayName 1 Like

I'm sorry deuche bags and people that are deuche bags in the LA DA office.  Those activities do not warrant felony prosecution.  A drunk college student borrowing someones device or taking it while drunk aren't felonies.  Why?  The right to not be faced w/cruel and unusual punishment.  Who cares if he is a football player?  I bet if he wasn't he'd have not been charged.  The items returned and he released.   If you think otherwise why don't you come out with your Stalin, J.Edgar, Mao, and Hitler posters.  PS: Trojans suck. 

emncaity
emncaity like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

 @Mark Stephens Oh, yeah.  It's definitely the gulag, if you're going to expect people not to break the law and all that, and if you're gonna get all Kafka on them and prosecute them when they do.

 

I mean, until it's _your_ stuff that gets lifted.

Really
Really

Pete Carroll did not set a very good example.  When the time came, he claimed he "didn't know" about all the things that had gone down on his watch.  He ran away right before the sanctions hit.  Now he's a big time Pro coach, no repercussions.  Kiffen jumps up and runs away from his contract to come back to SC,  leaving players and a whole school burned.  These guys think they are above the law.  What do they think the athletes will pick up on?  If my coach can get away with it, make millions in the process, what do I have to worry about?

pantyliner69
pantyliner69

 @Really Huh?  Felony charges are the same as coaches leaving to take other jobs?  wow.  I bet if I look in your ear I can see all the way through to the other side.  

Larswald
Larswald like.author.displayName 1 Like

What  a great recruit. Not only is he a criminal but he played in every game last season but did not catch a pass?.

John4
John4

 @Larswald I agree, what was that TE doing if it wasn't catching passes?  Stealing signals!?  

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

 @John4  @Larswald Blocking ring a bell?  Hello, McFly.....anybody home?

stabmasterarson21
stabmasterarson21

 @John4 Yeah, I was being facetious....can we blame crappy QB play from the highly overrated Matt Barkley???

John4
John4 like.author.displayName 1 Like

 @stabmasterarson21   Blocking does ring a bell, if you're an Offensive Linemen.  But for a TE to not catch a pass ALL season long is pathetic.  

platoon2031
platoon2031

Innocent until proven guilty folks. Another fine recruit from USC bites the dust (smog). Some recruiters need to assess their methods and held accountable. If the kid is guilty he should reimburse tuition.