Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was reportedly arrested in San Diego on Thursday and is now facing nine charges, which include kidnapping with intent to commit rape and forcible rape.
According to TMZ Sports, he was arrested early Thursday afternoon, and if convicted on all charges he faces life in prison. A search warrant has been executed for Kellen’s home, and the full list of charges are 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 and one count of indecent exposure.
Winslow Jr. was also arrested on June 7 for burglary when a neighbor saw him enter the home of a couple that wasn’t present. The neighbor confronted Winslow Jr. who then got into a black SUV and proceeded to drive off. He was booked but soon posted the $50,000 bond. The 34-year-old’s publicist claimed that it was an overreaction and Winslow Jr. was in the area to look at homes for his mother-in-law.
The former NFL player was the sixth pick in the 2004 draft and had a lengthy 10 season career where he played for the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots and New York Jets. He posted up such impressive numbers during the 2007 season with 82 receptions for 1106 yards that he was selected to represent the Cleveland Browns in the Pro Bowl that year.
He is also the son of San Diego Chargers Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow.