IN BRIEF : Ex-NFL Back McVea Arrested

From Times wire services

Former NFL running back Warren McVea has been charged with setting his girlfriend's apartment afire.

Police arrested McVea Monday without incident, and he was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.

McVea played professionally with the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Chiefs in 1970.

Police said McVea, 42, was alone in Sharon Harmon's apartment in southwest Houston on Feb. 8 when a flammable liquid was used to start a fire.

The fire damaged the bedroom and bathroom of the apartment, arson investigator D. W. Haynes said.

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