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Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. charged with rape and kidnapping following arrest for burglary

June 15, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. charged with rape and kidnapping following arrest for burglary

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Kellen Winslow Jr. charged with rape and kidnapping following his arrest for burglary

Associated Press

ENCINITAS, Calif.— Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been charged with rape and other sex crimes on the day he was scheduled to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested the 34-year-old Winslow on Thursday after executing a search warrant of his home in the San Diego suburb of Encinitas, according to TMZ.

The gossip website reports that Winslow was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape and single counts of forcible sodomy, oral copulation, and indecent exposure involving multiple victims.

If found guilty, Winslow faces life in prison.

He’s free after posting $50,000 bail.

Defense attorney Brian Watkins declined to comment to the Union-Tribune.

Winslow was due to appear in court Thursday after being charged with burglary following an incident last month at a mobile home park. He now faces arraignment Friday.

Winslow Jr. is the son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow.

Over the course of his 10-year career in the NFL, Kellen Winslow Jr. was a top draft pick for the Cleveland, before going on to play for Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets.

The one time the NFL’s highest-paid tight end was suspended by the Jets in 2013 for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

Winslow Jr. has had prior brushes with the law.

He was arrested back in Nov. 2013 after a woman told police she saw him masturbating in a parked car outside of a New Jersey department store.

Cops also busted Winslow for possession of synthetic marijuana. The charge was eventually dropped after he completed court-ordered terms.

 

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