By Prince Hakeem
Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been convicted for raping a 58-year-old homeless women near San Diego last year. The verdict comes after a jury found Winslow guilty of 3 out of 12 charges levied against him. On top of the rape conviction, Winslow was also found guilty of indecent exposure and lewd conduct, misdemeanor crimes. When the jury came back to deliver the verdict, they were still deliberating on two more counts of rape involving a hitchhiker and an unconscious teenage girl.
Five woman took the stand to testify against Winslow during the nine day trial. If Winslow ends being guilty for all charges, he could be looking at life in prison.
The homeless woman in Encinitas testified that he befriended her and attacked her next to his vehicle after inviting her for a coffee in May 2018.
A 54-year-old hitchhiker said he drove her to an Encinitas shopping center parking lot when he raped her back in March 2018.
During the summer, a 57-year-old woman said he exposed himself to her while she was gardening.
After news of the several attacks broke, 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. She said she passed out at a party in a San Diego suburb and woke up to find Winslow assaulting her.
A 77-year-old woman who went to the gym as Winslow in the beach community of Carlsbad said he committed lewd acts in front of her, including touching himself in the facility’s hot tub, while Winslow was free on $2 million bail in February.
Winslow was drafted out of Miami University in 2004. He played for Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets, amassing around $40 million during his injury plagued career.