Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York John O’MardA former Freeport school principal accused of having sex with a 16-year-old boy has been indicted on new charges that he lied on paperwork to get that job, Nassau County prosecutors said.John O’Mard was arraigned Tuesday on charges of criminal sexual act, offering a false instrument for filing, defrauding the government, perjury, making an apparently sworn false statement and official misconduct.The 45-year-old Freeport man allegedly met the victim through Grindr, a smartphone dating application for men, and brought the teen to his house where they had a sexual encounter in September 2012, police have said.The victim was enrolled in the school while but it wasn’t until shortly after they met that he realized that it was his ex-principal, Special Victims Squad detectives have said.The new charges stem from allegations that O’Mard, who served as the middle school’s principal for approximately 10 years, lying on paperwork submitted to the New York State Education Department for certification in 2004 and 2006.Judge Angelo Delligatti set his bail at $15,000 cash or bond.The Freeport School District reassigned O’Mard after the initial charges were filed in March and later reportedly fired him.O’Mard is due back in court Nov. 1.
“His soul will live on through the Broncos, the city of Denver and all of our fans,” the family said.MORE: Notable sports deaths in 2019″More important than being an incredible owner, Pat Bowlen was an incredible human being,” the family added.Bowlen led a group of family members who took over ownership of the franchise from Edgar Kaiser in 1984. The year before, John Elway joined the team after orchestrating a trade from the Baltimore Colts. With Elway at quarterback, the Broncos reached the Super Bowl five times, winning twice.Bowlen hired Elway to be in charge of football operations in 2011. The Broncos made the Super Bowl in the 2013 and 2015 seasons, winning Super Bowl 49 with Peyton Manning at quarterback. “He was a guy that was a great businessman but knew how to blend that with the personal side of it,” Elway told The Athletic. “Everybody that played for him — he had to make a lot of tough decisions. I think that he made those with the organization in mind, but also took care of the people that were on the other end of those decisions. He was always able to keep that relationship. He takes such great care of his employees and his players that that’s what he’s known for.” Pat Bowlen, who led the Broncos to three decades of NFL success as the team’s principal owner, died Thursday from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 75.Bowlen’s family released a statement through the Broncos early Friday. Failing health forced Bowlen to cede day-to-day control of the team in 2013, and the Broncos were placed in a family trust in 2014, per The Denver Post. One of Bowlen’s brothers filed a lawsuit last year in Colorado seeking the removal of the trust’s three trustees, including team president and CEO Joe Ellis. Separately, the NFL will arbitrate a dispute between the trustees and two of Bowlen’s children over Bowlen’s succession plan, per The Athletic.Bowlen was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in February. The Broncos will play the Falcons in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 1 in Canton, Ohio.Surviving are his wife, Annabel, and ex-wife, Sally Parker; seven children; two brothers; and one sister.