USC Football: TE Junior Pomee Charged with Felony Grand Theft

Amy Lamare@GridironGoddessSenior Analyst IFebruary 7, 2013

SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 13:  Tight end Junior Pomee #87 of the USC Trojans looks on prior to the game against the Washington Huskies on October 13, 2012 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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On January 31, Trojan tight end Junior Pomee was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property. He faces five felony counts of burglary, grand theft and possession of stolen goods.

The 21 year-old junior was arrested at Phi Kappa Psi fraternity with a stolen iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone 5 in his possession (via the Los Angeles Times). Pomee pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to appear in court again February 15th.

He is free on $110,000 bail.

The L.A. Times piece quotes a USC incident report that implies Pomee was intoxicated and passed out in an alley behind the Phi Kappa Psi house. At that time, he was found to be in possession of the stolen electronics.

Pomee is a 6'3", 250-pound redshirt sophomore who played in every game in 2012.

How this effects his long-term standing on the Trojan football team remains to be seen. He has been suspended by coach Lane Kiffin pending the results of his court date (via the OC Register).

Pomee was a 4-star wide receiver out of Moreno Valley High School when he was recruited by the Trojans in 2011. His team suspension means he is not eligible to take part in any team activities until the matter is resolved to the administration’s satisfaction.

This is one more distraction that Lane Kiffin and the Trojans did not need. It is time to turn attention to the 2013 season and turning this program around.


Amy is the lead USC football writer for B/R. Follow her on Twitter at @GridironGoddess