Ex-NFL Star Kellen Winslow Jr. Pleads Guilty To Rape

Former NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr. took a plea deal on raping a teenager and faces up to 18 years in prison

Vista, CA – Former National Football League player Kellen Winslow Jr. pleaded guilty to raping an unconscious teenager in 2003 and to sexual battery involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker and avoided the possibility of life in prison.

“I’m sorry,” Winslow told the judge on Monday, according to the Associated Press. “I’m just not thinking very clearly.”

Winslow’s plea avoided him being retried on six felony charges of kidnapping, sodomy, forced oral copulation and two charges of forcible rape, the Associated Press reported.

Winslow faces a sentence of 12 to 18 years in prison.

Five women testified against Winslow in June.

"Each of these victims, they didn't try to come out here in order to try to frame Mr. Winslow,'' said Prosecutor Dan Owens, according to the Associated Press. "The fact that they had that courage to come forward and speak with law enforcement and to testify to all the things that he had done while facing all these cameras, I think it was important to me to make sure that that truth was heard, and it was important to me to make sure that he was held accountable for each one of those crimes."

Winslow suffers from traumatic brain injury that is due to both his playing in the NFL as well as a motorcycle accident, according to his attorneys.

Winslow has symptoms associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to his attorneys.

The defense attorney will make a case than his brain injuries should play a factor in his sentencing. Winslow is set to be sentenced on Feb. 19. He has been in jail without bail since March, USA Today reported.

In May, Winslow stood trial after his arrest for the rapes.

Prosecutors said that Winslow raped the 54-year-old woman when she was hitchhiking after he stopped and offered her a ride.

He attacked her in a parking lot behind a shopping center, WCMH reported.

The prosecutors said Winslow threated to kill his victim if she said anything and the woman was too scared to scream.

She reported the attack four days later, but refused to be examined.

Instead, she gave police the blood-stained pants she said she had been wearing that had traces of Winslow’s semen on them, according to WCMH.

In May of 2018, Winslow made friends with a 59-year-old woman and sodomized her.

The former football star was also charged with raping a 17-year-old girl back when he was in college, according to WCMH.

The victim, now the wife of a Marine, told authorities that the football player raped her when he was home for the summer from the University of Miami, where he was a college football star.

Winslow earned $40 million during an NFL career that was cut short due to injuries.

He is the son of Kellen Winslow, who is a member of the NFL’s Hall of Fame.

Comments (47)
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Johnmoe
Johnmoe

Deserves to be in jail it shows, he's been a rapist since he's been Young teenager.

flybynight
flybynight

Shocking, just shocking!!!

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

“I’m not thinking very clearly”. No shit. Here’s some help for ya big fella: 40 mill buys excellent medical assistance for those feeling compromised by injury.

Wish505
Wish505

Seems to me his injuries have not being on his problem He was raping innocent women long before his head injuring even occurred.

bryantrent
bryantrent

He was crazy

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Anything for a f••king excuse!! Well if they are going to use it, then it's a good reason he should never be out on the streets to hurt another person because he apparently can't control himself. His piece of shit ass needs to be under the jail with all rapists and pedophiles!!!

Njaz
Njaz

He is a predator. And wasn't punished early in life for what " he wanted ", now he acts out all his sickness on the innocent others- leaving a trail of his immoral unrepentant life. Not fit to live in society.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another entitled, overpaid, underworked, former member of the National Felon League being an idiot.

investigator
investigator

So, let me get this straight.........ALL THOSE RAPES......and the MOST he gets, is EIGHTEEN years? What a justice system!!!!!

Humancompassion
Humancompassion

Sad for all involved... including Kellen!

Humancompassion
Humancompassion

Sad for all involved... including Kellen! We are all gods children.

Woobie46
Woobie46

Seems like it's either the national felon league players or women teachers. WTF is going on in this country? Time to take it back by whatever means necessary!

186
186

On the up side When he gets to Folsom He will learn how it feels to be rape victim

JACQUEWB
JACQUEWB

They should cut off his penis & put him in prison for 20 years. The other prisoners will do to him what he did to those women.

Saints
Saints

This guy is SICK!! the alarming part, he'll be out in 12-18 years... for sure HE will hurt and ruin more lives....

usac95
usac95

another plea bargain for a scum bag football ghetto

Asher21
Asher21

I call Total BULSHIT on the brain injury defense.

Asher21
Asher21

BULLSHIT

DR226
DR226

Well his attorney states CTE caused by injury while playing football should be a reason to dole out a lighter sentence, hmm. A career in football as well as a career in rape. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Just another thug!!!

navajowinds99
navajowinds99

Sad to be blessed with millions, talent, and a little fame and then throw it all away on this kind of behavior. And sit it out behind bars for almost 20 year's.