Evidently, former NFL quarterback Jeff Komlo was a pretty seedy character. After rounding out his professional career by playing for the Lions and Buccaneers in the early ’80s, Komlo went on to a highly successful career in arson and drug dealing. He was convicted of cocaine possession and assault, and accused of trying to burn down a pair of his houses in West Palm Beach, FL, and Chester Springs, PA. In fact, he was so disreputable that, when he passed away in a tragic car accident while fleeing prosecution in Greece, the Chester County, PA, district attorney refused to simply accept that he was dead.
At least that’s the story coming from THE SPORTING BLOG, via THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, which got in touch with Chester County D.A. Joseph Carroll, who was happy to give them his own unique take on the death of one Jeff Komlo.