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.

34 responses to “Winslow sued for allegedly trashing rental house

  1. “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…………

  2. 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..

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

    Way to be a man Kellen!

  4. 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”.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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…..”

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. 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.

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