SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for multiple rapes and other sexual offenses against five women in Southern California, including one who was homeless when he attacked her in 2018.
Winslow appeared via videoconference at the hearing Wednesday in San Diego Superior Court. The 37-year-old former tight-end is the son of San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame receiver Kellen Winslow.
The sentence was the maximum allowed under a plea deal. Winslow's attorney Marc Carlos said the former athlete suffered from head trauma from the many blows to his head playing football, which explain why he “went off the rails.”
Winslow was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2004 and spent four seasons with the team, being named to the Pro Bowl in 2007. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots and New York Jets. His last NFL season was in 2013.
Winslow is the son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow Sr., who spent nine seasons with the San Diego Chargers.
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