Ex-NFL Star Kellen Winslow Facing Life In Prison For Rape, Kidnapping


Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow will stand trial this week on two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape, two counts of forcible rape, two counts of residential burglary, one count of forcible oral copulation, one count of forcible sodomy and one count of indecent exposure, according to Yahoo Sports.

Winslow, 35, faces a cumulative sentence that would put him away for life.

In addition to charges that he raped two homeless women in Encinitas last year, Winslow has also been accused of raping an unconscious 17-year old girl back in 2003, when Winslow was 19. Winslow pleaded not guilty to all of those charges last year, but while he was out on $2 million bail he was arrested again for lewd conduct.

In that incident, which took place earlier this year, Winslow is accused of touching himself in front of a 77-year-old woman at a gym and asking if she liked it, according to a report by Teri Figueroa of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Additionally, the disturbing report states that Winslow also touched the woman’s arm and foot while they were in a hot tub at the gym nine days after the first incident. He has been locked up ever since then.

Yahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel reports that Winslow’s defense could focus on mental illness.