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Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow, 35, is convicted of raping a 58-Y-O homeless woman and indecent exposure towards two other female victims and now faces life in prison

Former NFL star Kellen Winslow, 35, is convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman

  • Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr., 35, was convicted Monday of raping 58-year-old homeless woman in San Diego County last year
  • He was also found guilty of indecent exposure and of lewd conduct
  • The jury remained deadlocked on 6 other charges, including 2 counts of rape
  • The former NFL tight end could face up to life in prison if convicted of all counts 
  • He was a first-round NFL draft pick and is the son of Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow
  • Prosecutors said Winslow felt empowered by his fame to abuse the most vulnerable and that he appeared to target middle-aged and elderly women
  • Winslow was a promising football star at the University of Miami and went on to play for the Cleveland Browns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

Former NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr., 35, was convicted on Monday of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman in Encinitas last May by a jury in Southern California.

Winslow was also found guilty of indecent exposure toward the woman and of lewd conduct.  

But the jury remained deadlocked on six other felony charges, including two more counts of rape involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker last year and an unconscious 17-year-old girl in 2003.

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow convicted of rape
Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. (pictured in May 2019) was convicted Monday of raping 58-year-old homeless woman in San Diego County

Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. (pictured in May 2019) was convicted Monday of raping 58-year-old homeless woman in San Diego County

Sitting in Superior Court in Vista, Winslow is flanked by two of his three defense attorneys as he listens to closing arguments to jury from prosecutors on June 4

Sitting in Superior Court in Vista, Winslow is flanked by two of his three defense attorneys as he listens to closing arguments to jury from prosecutors on June 4

Brian Watkins, right, an attorney for former NFL football player, gives his opening statement to the jury during Winslow's rape trial on May 20

Brian Watkins, right, an attorney for former NFL football player, gives his opening statement to the jury during Winslow's rape trial on May 20

Returning the verdict in San Diego Superior Court in Vista, the jury found Winslow not guilty of one count of a lewd act, which prosecutors had said happened in front of a 77-year-old woman in a hot tub in nearby Carlsbad. 

Winslow Jr., was a first-round NFL draft pick and is the son of Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow. 

He rose to fame as a star college football player at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2004. Five years later he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he went on to play for the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and New York Jets. 

He could be sentenced to three to eight years in jail for his rape conviction, or even face up to life in prison if convicted of all counts.

All five women testified during the nine-day trial, while Winslow did not take the stand. 

Winslow was initially arrested in 2018 after authorities said they found ties to him and two alleged break-ins at the home of a 71-year-old woman on June 1 and an 86-year-old woman on June 7 in the Pacific beach town of Encinitas, north of San Diego. 

The 58-year-old homeless woman in Encinitas testified that he befriended her and attacked her next to his vehicle after inviting her for a coffee in May last year.

A 54-year-old hitchhiker said he drove her to an Encinitas shopping center parking lot and raped her in his Hummer in March 2018.

Prosecutors entered images of the tattoos on the ex-football player's body into evidence in May
Tattoos were mentioned in some of the descriptions of the women accusing Winslow of sexual assault and indecent exposure

Prosecutors entered images of the tattoos on the ex-football player's body into evidence in May. Tattoos were mentioned in some of the descriptions of the women accusing Winslow of sexual assault and indecent exposure

Winslow, playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, runs the ball in November 2011 in Tennessee

Winslow, playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, runs the ball in November 2011 in Tennessee

Winslow pictured in 2008 playing for the Cleveland Browns
Winslow pictured in 2008 with his wife Janelle at the ESPY Awards

Winslow pictured in 2008 playing for the Cleveland Browns (left) and with his wife Janelle at the ESPY Awards in the same year (right)

A 57-year-old woman said he exposed himself to her that summer while she tended to her garden.

Another woman came forward and said Winslow had raped her when she was a 17-year-old high school student in 2003. 

He was 19 at the time and had come home from college for the summer. 

Court documents from Monday show the jury having come to a decision on several felony charges against Winslow

Court documents from Monday show the jury having come to a decision on several felony charges against Winslow

The jury returned the verdict Monday in the San Diego court but was expected to continue to deliberating on two more counts of rape and other charges

The jury returned the verdict Monday in the San Diego court but was expected to continue to deliberating on two more counts of rape and other charges

More court documents reveal the jurors seeking additional clarification before making a decision on other charges

More court documents reveal the jurors seeking additional clarification before making a decision on other charges

She said she passed out at a party in a San Diego suburb and woke up to find Winslow assaulting her.

While Winslow was out on $2 million bail, he was arrested for lewd conduct in front of a 77-year-old woman at a gym on two separate occasions in February of this year. 

Prosecutors said Winslow, who played for Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets, felt empowered by his fame to abuse the most vulnerable and that he appeared to target middle-aged and elderly women.

Prosecutor Dan Owens told the jury of eight men and four women that Winslow is a 'wolf in sheep's clothing'.

But defense attorneys pointed out inconsistencies in the accusers' testimonies and argued they women invented the allegations to prey on the NFL star's wealth. 

He reportedly earned more than $40 million during his injury plagued career.

Defense attorney Marc Carlos questioned the credibility of the women's claims, saying they had lied, misconstrued things or were unable to initially identify him correctly.

Defense lawyers also said their client had consensual sex with the women who are alleging rape.  

But prosecutor Dan Owens said evidence includes GPS locations showing Winslow's presence where victims say they encountered him and DNA tests showing traces of his semen on blood-stained pants from one victim.  

The five women testified that they didn't know Winslow was famous when they met him.  

'Kellen Winslow took what he wanted; he took what he wanted not from one, not from two, but from three women,' Owens said during the trial, as quoted by Cleveland's NBC affiliate.  

Owens asked jurors to judge Winslow 'by who he is, not who his father is.'

'Mr. Winslow has been given much, but it was not enough,' Owens said. 'He victimized five women, five separate women who knew nothing of each other. This is not a question of whether or not he was the person involved in these crimes, but whether, what the crimes are.'

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Comment by Zakiya on June 14, 2019 at 6:20am

Life?

Comment by vaughn mitchell on June 12, 2019 at 7:15pm
Something is not right, he could get installation models, and he raped an old homeless woman? I saw where some of the sentences are deadlocked. I watch his father play, awesome tight end, this idiot, ruin his life and his father's name.
Comment by Cecelia Cornelius on June 11, 2019 at 6:21pm
This story makes no sense. More is hidden. Sounds so off
Comment by Yasmin on June 11, 2019 at 6:19pm
You raped a homeless woman WTF!!! Throw away the key

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