SAN DIEGO – Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II will be heading to trial after being charged with multiple counts of rape.
His trial will begin on Oct. 30.
Winslow II, son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow, Sr, was the sixth overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in 2004 out of the University of Miami (Fl.)
He suffered multiple injuries during his tenure in Cleveland. Winslow II suffered a broken right fibula in his second career game, then tore his ACL in a motorcycle accident the next season.
Winslow II was also suspended for four games in 2013 for violating the NFL’s drug policy.
Winslow II played 10 seasons in the NFL with the Browns, Buccaneers, Patriots, and Jets. He also went to the Pro Bowl in 2007.
In 2014, Winslow II was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana.
On June 7, 2018, Winslow II was arrested and charged with felony burglary. He was jailed on $50,000 bond.
One week later, Winslow II was arrested again and charged with kidnapping and raping two women. One woman was 54 years old, the other was 58.
Shortly after his arrest, another woman came forward and accused Winslow II of raping her during a party back in 2003 when she was 17.
Winslow II is charged with two counts of kidnapping with intent to rape, two counts of rape, one count of forcible sodomy, and two counts of residential robbery among other charges.
Winslow II has pleaded not guilty, and if convicted of all charges, faces life in prison.