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Winslow sued for allegedly trashing rental house

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It’s Law Day here at PFT, with coverage of the NFLPA collusion suit against the NFL interrupted momentarily by news that the newest member of the Seattle Seahawks has been sued for allegedly damaging a rental house.

According to Brent Schrotenboer of U-T San Diego, tight end Kellen Winslow has been accused of trashing a house that he had rented for $9,000 per month.  The suit contends that “every corner of the house was damaged,” and that Persian rugs and carpeting “were stained with dog urine and also littered with dog feces, and that “[t]he house was overpowered with a putrid stench of animal waste.”

Winslow’s lawyer, Brian Watkins, says the lawsuit is “bogus,” and that the litigation represents “a shakedown of a professional athlete.”

The six-month lease started in January 2011.  “They want to portray it as though Kellen Winslow had a fraternity of football friends partying,” Watkins said.  “But the house was rented for his wife, who was pregnant.  She was living there with her mother and a housekeeper.  There was no partying going on.  Kellen was rarely even there.”

An effort to mediate the claim was unsuccessful, resulting in the filing of the lawsuit.

Even if the claims are true, Winslow’s behavior would make him only the second-worst neighbor from the ranks of Seahawks tight ends.

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34 Responses to “Winslow sued for allegedly trashing rental house”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: May 23, 2012 2:11 PM

    Strangest thing is, the Winslow’s don’t even have a dog. Or any pets for that matter.

  2. lolb23 says: May 23, 2012 2:21 PM

    Must not have wanted to be traded to Seattle. Who can blame him.

  3. fumblenuts says: May 23, 2012 2:24 PM

    “The newest member of the Seattle Seahawks has been sued for allegedly damaging a rental house.”

    If this dude turns out to be a major turd, I hope Pete Carroll has enough common sense to kick his a$$ to the curb…………

  4. skolvikesskol says: May 23, 2012 2:24 PM

    This statement raises a red flag:

    “But the house was rented for his wife, who was pregnant. She was living there with her mother and a housekeeper. There was no partying going on. Kellen was rarely even there.”

    So pregnant wife and mother live together, but Kellen does not… What am I missing. They are bi-costal for 3 years? Different strokes for different folks an all….. But the mouse will play when the cats away..

  5. sb44champs says: May 23, 2012 2:25 PM

    Now we all know why the Bucs traded him!!

  6. brownsclown says: May 23, 2012 2:31 PM

    Those rugs were littered with Taliturds because Winslow is a Soldier!

  7. anotheryx says: May 23, 2012 2:37 PM

    That’s a rather specific thing to know about someone who you are not stalking.

  8. melikefootball says: May 23, 2012 2:39 PM

    Does any of this surprise anyone including the NFL playes???

  9. phillyphan83 says: May 23, 2012 2:44 PM

    KW: “Its not me, I’m not a dirtbag, but my wife and her mom are!”

    Way to be a man Kellen!

  10. karlpilkington says: May 23, 2012 2:45 PM

    That is just foul. Is a football player that lazy that he can not take his dog for a walk, or clean up after them.

    EWWW, dirty.

  11. arejaye57 says: May 23, 2012 2:53 PM

    I have urgent, and breaking news. Packs of wild dogs are taking over all major cities.

  12. dukemarc says: May 23, 2012 3:03 PM

    fumblenuts says:
    May 23, 2012 2:24 PM
    “The newest member of the Seattle Seahawks has been sued for allegedly damaging a rental house.”

    If this dude turns out to be a major turd, I hope Pete Carroll has enough common sense to kick his a$$ to the curb…………
    ———————

    Why would he? They sound like “birds of a feather”.

  13. 805_9er says: May 23, 2012 3:05 PM

    If the Winslows don’t have any pets this case is even more disgusting. Allegedly…

  14. CKL says: May 23, 2012 3:06 PM

    HHAHAHAHAAHA the landlords relied on the clause in the contract that he wouldn’t do anything detrimental to the league?? They DO realize that dope was racing around on his motorcycle acting a fool with zero regard for his job responsibilities right?
    His father is an entitled ego on legs, he’s an entitled ego on legs.
    Why can’t wifey write checks to cover the utilities? Too busy getting the nails done? Too irresponsible to have access to his checking account? Sounds like they are a perfect couple.

  15. cbusbrownie says: May 23, 2012 3:12 PM

    Another spoiled pro athlete. I know there is several great guys in all of pro sports, but the guys who don’t give a _hit about anyone else are ruining it for those who do really care. Seattle deserves you “soldier…..”

  16. dionoil says: May 23, 2012 3:22 PM

    It’s pretty hard to trash a house on that knee.

  17. steeltuff says: May 23, 2012 3:28 PM

    Bengals are interested.

  18. jagalag says: May 23, 2012 3:38 PM

    Sure, I’ll buy it. Winslow is a jerkov.

  19. schmitty2 says: May 23, 2012 3:44 PM

    “Seattle Soldier”

  20. bangitfootball says: May 23, 2012 3:59 PM

    The owner should of googled Winslow. I wouldnt of rented him a ladder let alone a nice house.

  21. klutch14u says: May 23, 2012 4:03 PM

    See what happens when your kid grows up with everything you DIDN’T have?

  22. trollhammer20 says: May 23, 2012 4:05 PM

    fumblenuts says:May 23, 2012 2:24 PM

    “The newest member of the Seattle Seahawks has been sued for allegedly damaging a rental house.”

    If this dude turns out to be a major turd, I hope Pete Carroll has enough common sense to kick his a$$ to the curb…………
    _________________________________

    Flash back to April 24, 2010. Seattle makes a draft-day trade with Tennessee, moving down in the fourth and sixth rounds, to acquire Lendale White.

    On May 28th, only 34 days later, Lendale White was cut by the Seahawks.

    If they’d dump White that fast, they’d have no qualms about dumping a guy they got for a seventh-rounder. Heck, White even had an “in” since he worked with Carroll before. As much as Carroll gets painted as this big softie, he isn’t afraid to cut someone with lightning speed and ruthless efficiency.

  23. wittersworld says: May 23, 2012 4:06 PM

    That housekeeper should be fired.

  24. ripster65 says: May 23, 2012 4:08 PM

    I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again today…Too bad he’s not the man/player his father was.

  25. thegrey7 says: May 23, 2012 4:11 PM

    Nice that he was hardly ever at the house that his pregnant life was living at…

  26. blarry21 says: May 23, 2012 4:50 PM

    Dude has always seemed like an idiot. All talk and virtually no production on the field. I’ve had him in fantasy and he was worthless. Not at all like his daddy.

  27. bulldogslc says: May 23, 2012 4:53 PM

    Who the hell rents for $9000/month?

  28. trollhammer20 says: May 23, 2012 5:25 PM

    bulldogslc says:May 23, 2012 4:53 PM

    Who the hell rents for $9000/month?
    _______________________________

    I take it you’ve never lived in New York City…where, yes, the rent is too damn high.

  29. rickrock6661982 says: May 23, 2012 5:29 PM

    Dude is a soldier..don’t mess with him

  30. hpeters77 says: May 23, 2012 5:41 PM

    Wow some of you’ll comments are crazy, it’s obvious the landlord is trying to damage his name in the media to win the case and no I’m no fan of Winslow but keeping it real

  31. exibitsman says: May 23, 2012 6:06 PM

    these football player’s make million’s of dollars were fancy suits drive fancy cars live in mansions but they don’t have a dollars worth of class.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. kirschmania says: May 23, 2012 11:58 PM

    Sounds like a scam. I hope the countersue.

  33. joetoronto says: May 24, 2012 5:46 AM

    The Seahawks find out about this and immediately proceed to trade for him.

    Nice.

    They really are made for each other, they’re both classless.

  34. torturedraiderfan says: May 24, 2012 6:52 AM

    You guys summed it up perfectly…..an over-priviledged a-hole.

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