Former NFL-er jailed for sex crimes
Kellen Winslow II, a former NFL tight end whose career spanned nine years, was arrested this past Friday on a slew of crimes, including rape, kidnapping and other charges. He is being held without bond in a San Diego, CA jail after pleading guilty to the charges, and will appear before a Superior Court judge next Monday.
According to prosecutors, Winslow launched a crime spree this past March that saw the former football star commit burglary, kidnapping, indecent exposure and rape. He is alleged to have continued his activities until he was arrested last week.
The kidnapping and rape charges stem from two incidents that occurred in March and May. On March 13, he reportedly kidnapped and raped a 54-year-old woman and repeated the action on a 59-year-old woman on May 13. On May 24, he exposed himself in an undisclosed location and then broke into two homes on June 1 and June 7.
Winslow, son of NFL Hall-of-Famer Kellen Winslow, Sr., played for several teams during his NFL career. He was drafted by the Browns in 2004 and played for the team for four seasons. He then went to Tampa Bay for two years before being traded to the Seahawks in May of 2012.
In September that same year, he was pushed off on the Patriots after refusing to reduce his salary with the Seahawks. He only played one game with the Patriots before the team granted his request to be released. He made his way to the Jets, signing a one-year contract in June of 2013, only to be suspended four months later for abusing the NFL’s drug policy.