Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. arrested on suspicion of rape, kidnapping

Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. arrested on suspicion of rape, kidnapping


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Former Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested for the second time in eight days.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Winslow was taken into custody Thursday on suspicion of multiple sex-related crimes, including two counts of forcible rape.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, Winslow also will be charged with kidnapping with the intent to commit rape, residential burglary and indecent exposure when he is scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

SDSO Lt. Michael Blevins told NBC 7 San Diego there were multiple alleged victims associated with the charges, but would not say how many. 

No other details of the incidents have been released.

The son of Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow was arrested and briefly jailed June 7 in connection with a suspected burglary at a mobile home park when a neighbor reported seeing him inside a nearby trailer.

When the neighbor asked what Winslow was doing there, he said he was looking for his big red dog Clifford. A spokesperson for Winslow later said he was just being “sarcastic.”

Winslow left, but was later picked up by officers and spent several hours in jail before being released on $50,000 bond. 

Blevins did confirm none of the alleged victims were from the mobile home park.

The sixth overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft, Winslow played for four teams in nine seasons. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2007 as a member of the Cleveland Browns, when he caught 82 passes for 1,106 yards and five touchdowns.

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