Kellen Winslow Jr. spent 10 seasons in the NFL as a tight end. But now, he might be facing life in prison. Per Yahoo Sports’ Jason Owens, he’s facing nine separate charges. They include the following:
- two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape
- two counts of forcible rape
- one count of forcible sodomy
- one count of forcible oral copulation
- two counts of residential burglary
- one count of indecent exposure
Meanwhile, police would arrest Winslow last week on separate burglary charges. In 2004, Winslow heard his name called sixth overall by the Cleveland Browns. Three years later, he put up Pro Bowl numbers — 82 receptions, 1,106 yards and five scores. But he couldn’t quite replicate that form throughout the rest of his career. For starters, he never made another Pro Bowl. But Winslow also didn’t top 1,000 yards in a single season after 2004.
If he gets convicted on all nine charges, the former tight end faces life in prison. Not only that, but Owens’ report notes that he had multiple alleged victims. Burglary is one thing, of course. That’s already bad enough. And two arrests in two weeks is nothing to scoff at. But multiple rape charges? That’s an entirely different level.
In the meantime, his arraignment is anticipated in Vista, CA on Friday.