Man makes plea in shooting of ex-Colt

CLEVELAND -- A man in Ohio has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder 27 years after he fired a gunshot that investigators say caused a former NFL player's kidney-infection death this year.

Victor Gomez, 44, was arraigned Friday morning in Cleveland in the death of 54-year-old Michael Woods.

The Cleveland-born Woods went to college at Cincinnati and played for the Baltimore Colts from 1978 to 1981.

Woods lost the use of his arms and legs when he was shot in 1982. He died about six weeks ago.

Gomez was previously convicted of attempted aggravated murder.

A pretrial hearing on the new charge is scheduled for Tuesday.

He currently is serving a lengthy prison term in a separate case.