CLEVELAND (WJW) — A former Kent State running back has been arrested on charges related to a fatal stabbing last month.
Eric Wilkerson, 55, was charged with aggravated murder in the death of 46-year-old Brian Weems III.
According to Cleveland police, the men had argued in an apartment Wednesday on East 121st on Feb. 23. Wilkerson followed Weems into a bathroom and stabbed him multiple times before fleeing the scene, police said.
Wilkerson played for Kent State from 1985 to 1989 and was the leading rusher in the team’s history.
He played one year in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers.