Kellen Winslow, a former tight finish for the Cleveland Browns and College of Miami standout, was convicted on Monday (June 10) of raping a 58-year-old homeless girl in Encinitas, California, in accordance with the New York Occasions. The incident reportedly occurred in Could 2018. The accuser says she befriended the previous soccer participant, however he then attacked her subsequent to his car after inviting her for espresso. He was additionally convicted of indecent publicity and lewd conduct towards the identical girl.
Based on Sports activities Illustrated, a mistrial was declared on two different costs of rape that left the jury deadlocked. These embody the alleged sexual assault of a 54-year-old hitchhiker who claims Winslow drove her to an Encinitas procuring middle car parking zone and raped her in his Hummer and a then-17-year-old woman who accused Winslow of sexually assaulting her in 2003 whereas she was unconscious.
Winslow faces three to eight years in jail for the rape and publicity convictions involving the 58-year-old and will withstand life in jail if convicted on all different counts throughout a doable retrial.
Winslow’s attorneys reportedly indicated they need him to be sentenced after the case is retried and plan to enchantment the three convictions.
Protection lawyer Emily Bahr stated Winslow was “shocked by that verdict” as was his household, together with his father, a former Los Angeles Chargers icon and Corridor of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr., who sat behind his son day by day of his trial.
Kellen Winslow Jr. was a standout soccer star on the College of Miami the place he received a university soccer Nationwide Championship. His success in faculty propelled him to be chosen because the sixth total draft choose by the Cleveland Browns in 2004.
His NFL profession wasn’t as profitable, nevertheless his first few years in Northeastern Ohio did see sparks of potential. 5 years later he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and went on to play for the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and New York Jets.