Police: Kellen Winslow II targeted older women for kidnapping, rape

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Police say former NFL player Kellen Winslow II spent months targeting older women for crimes, including two women he kidnapped and raped.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Winslow, who has been arrested and is currently in jail, kidnapped and raped two women in May. One was 54 years old and one was 59. Winslow is also accused of burglary with intent to rape a 71-year-old woman and burglary with intent to rape an 86-year-old woman, both in June.

Winslow was also briefly jailed last week for suspicion of burglary. A neighbor who saw him walking into a residence confronted him and called police, and he was arrested shortly after driving off.

All of the incidents happened in the San Diego area, where Winslow grew up and where his father was a Hall of Fame tight end for the Chargers. Winslow II was the sixth overall pick in the 2004 NFL draft and played five years for the Browns, three for the Buccaneers and had brief stints with the Seahawks, Patriots and Jets.

133 responses to “Police: Kellen Winslow II targeted older women for kidnapping, rape

  1. I remember watching the 2004 draft. Word was the Redskins were deciding between Winslow and Sean Taylor. I think Clinton Portis helped persuade the team to draft Taylor over Winslow. Thankfully they went with Sean.

  2. I think I would be searching the databases in Miami, Cleveland, Tampa, Seattle, New York City etc. for similar unsolved crimes. I am guessing his problem did not begin recently.

  3. Well CTE is real. Nobody condones this whether it is or isn’t…but you have a guy doing things pretty out of character. So either drugs, mental issue, and/or CTE.

    Let’s not joke about CTE. We lost a lot of great athletes because of it.

  4. Talk about apples not falling far from the tree; this apple fell in another planet. His parents must be devastated.

  5. This dude has no business being out on the streets. Lock him up and throw away the key.

  6. Be careful what you say. They are fighting for sentencing reform! This is what they are talking about he should only get a couple of years (EXTREME SARCASM) Anyone who would say this piece of crap should not be in jail for the rest of his life should be in the cell next to him.

  7. Wow! What is happening with these young and want for nothing people? His Father I am sure gave him everything materially but I do know the rest of his life.
    He has literally fallen to one of the lowest levels of evil. I am guessing illegal drugs and addiction are involved. I will pray for ALL the victims and try to do the same for him.

  8. This is not how soldiers act. What a sick sick sick disgusting excuse for a human being.

  9. I mean, not proven in court yet, but…daaaaaamn. I hope the ladies are alright, and the ones that were hurt are able to fully recover. Just…wow.

  10. Such a shame. His dad is a classy guy. Hope he doesn’t get blame for his son being a screw up. KW2 is a grown arse man.. Only he is accountable for his actions

  11. There have been stories coming out since he was at Miami about what a bad guy he is. Probably goes all the way back to childhood if you look. Senior has said he held him to account when he was growing up but I doubt it. Senior only got upset when football was involved and otherwise let The Chosen One do what he wanted. This was a long time coming.

  12. I’m sure it’s not his fault. It’s all this social injustice, he’s being set up. He grew up penniless you know. His dad only made a few million dollars playing ball. His life cannot be easy. I will kneel in my office for a moment in his honor.

  13. WTF? I thought he was off his rocker when he had his “I am a soldier” rant during his playing days but … wow.

  14. Wow him and Hernandez are both bugged out tight ends who kinda favor each other. Both were amazing talents on the field but seriously disturbed off it. The viloent nature of the game they play also comes into it, people with a viloent predisposition would be easier drawn to football rather than say baseball… Ray Lewis, oj, Rae carruth, Todd haley and many more. There needs to be a study across sports and I’m sure nfl players are more presldisposed to violence than other professional sports.

  15. There is a reason why we have courts. it is in this arena that the prosecution presents their case. So, I hope to God most of the people already painting Kellen as guilty on this site don’t get a chance to be in the jury.

    Remain object folks, until both sides present their facts.

  16. Players will kneel and complain about the injustice facing minorities. Then will blame the police and claim he was profiled, and set up.
    Then everyone will scream he was unfairly punished and his sentence will be too severe.
    Trump will get blamed, and the Kardashians will still be trolling for a different basketball player to get with

  17. I feel bad for the victims and the accused. He’s obviously very sick in the head and he likely wasn’t born that way, especially if you know anything about his father. What a terrible story.

  18. Talk about a sick puppy I mean you can’t even let Grandma out of the house anymore. What now we have to beef up security down at the bingo hall?

  19. This Winslow II story still has to play out, but it seems like the Darren Sharper story all over again.

    For all the money and fame these guys have/had, it always amazes me how they continually find new ways to make police blotter. Enjoy your millions and be invisible/do some good for the community for Christ’ sake!

  20. Three out of the first four headlines on your site today are about players who are in trouble.
    That is very telling about many of the players in the NFL today. It’s no wonder many NFL fans are starting to turn their backs on this sport.

  21. This Winslow II story still has to play out, but it seems like the Darren Sharper story all over again.
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    As despicable a human being as he turned out to be, at least Sharper wasn’t ruining the lives of senior citizens.

  22. nyneal says:
    June 15, 2018 at 4:51 pm
    Three out of the first four headlines on your site today are about players who are in trouble.
    That is very telling about many of the players in the NFL today. It’s no wonder many NFL fans are starting to turn their backs on this sport.
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    I think your statement says more about the media and what they choose to write about. Human tragedy is what they love to sell.

  23. If the DA can prove a rape, a burglary, and that the latter was committed with the intent to do the former, it’s 15 years to Life in CA. Only takes one incident to get “life” out of it.

  24. Hold on now….Kellen Winslow Sr talked for years about how America has wronged his son. He preached and pontificated for years. Well, the roosters certainly have come home to roost. I’d like to hear what Sr. has to say now about his son.

  25. No way Jr gets the book thrown at him. Blame will be laid at the feet of CTE and the evil NFL owners….Sr will preach that his son is the victim of systematic racism….and prosecutors will back down as the fear an ugly fight in the press draws near.

  26. tinye67 says:
    June 15, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    Hold on now….Kellen Winslow Sr talked for years about how America has wronged his son. He preached and pontificated for years. Well, the roosters certainly have come home to roost. I’d like to hear what Sr. has to say now about his son
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    Well he’s obviously guilty because you know, all the evidence we’ve see… Oh wait we haven’t seen any evidence yet. All we know is a few paragraphs of hearsay. Maybe he did maybe he didn’t. But we don’t know at this point.

  27. He will never see jail time. His high priced lawyer will claim he was being profiled and the DA will run away from the case fearing the riots trying him in court could cause.

  28. At least Trump has never been accused of kidnapping and raping anyone. That pretty much sets the bar for any new Commander in Chief prospects to clear. No kidnapping and raping. The public won’t stand for that.

  29. I thought Arron Hernandez had issues this guy is Just Sick..Raping someone’s Grandma !!!if it’s true He’s one sick Bastard !!!

  30. His dad survived East Boogie to become one of the best tight ends the game has ever seen. He almost certainly provided his son every advantage he could in life, only to this end. (smh)…

  31. Can’t this POS disappear off the face of the earth. What a loser. Dad must be proud.

  32. ——————–
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    upnorthvikesfan says:
    He will never see jail time. His high priced lawyer will claim he was being profiled and the DA will run away from the case fearing the riots trying him in court could cause.
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    How much would you be willing to bet on that?…. Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  33. Dude really? 70 and 80 year olds? It’s sick no matter what age, but bomifide senior citizens? Straight up nasty.

  34. I don’t make light of this situation at all. This guy seems to have a mental health issue. An extreme one. Probably a drug issue that makes it worse. Jail is the only place for him.

  35. phinfan says:
    June 15, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    He liked cougars apparently.
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    As a fellow Dolphin’s fan, who was also voted class clown back in the day, I don’t see how anyone can make a joke like that of these horrendous and disturbing incidents. I doubt the families or victims would find your humor too funny.

  36. i have this guy’s autograph. god do i regret it now. what a sick bastard. how can you rape an older lady like that. he needs life in prison, no parole dammit.

  37. This born rich sissy will get destroyed in prison. He thinks he’s hard now, he has zero clue to reality.

  38. jam11163 says:
    June 15, 2018 at 5:47 pm
    Should we let him go because he’s a man of color ??? Your not listening. Right Malcom ???
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    He should be let go because he hasn’t been convicted of a crime yet, you know in court, not in public opinion by the news media.

  39. the Raiders will sign him !!! and joe Toronto will say Kellens been misunderstood !!

  40. Should have already been in jail for killing a person while driving drunk. Should never have gotten off scot-free. Burn in hell.

  41. “This is not how soldiers act. What a sick sick sick disgusting excuse for a human being.”

    In no way am I condoning what Winslow is accused of…..but American soliders (ALL SOLDIERS) have been raping and pillaging the places they invade. When I say “all”, I don’t mean every soldier ever, but rather every nation has soliders guilty of this horrible act

  42. ============================
    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    But I’m sure he is good for social justice, so no worries……right?
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    You are sarcastically implying that because he’s black, his alleged crimes of rape and kidnapping are good for the cause of social justice? Can you name a single person or group who is defending Kellen Winslow II’s alleged acts of unthinkable violence as a step in the right direction for social justice? Your comment is insane.

  43. So just for the record this happened: September 18 2012- Patriots sign Free agent Kellen Winslow Jr to fill in for injured Aaron Hernandez. Basically a serial rapist for a serial murderer..

  44. This guy was an idiot in High School and got out of a lot of trouble because of where he went and it was for the same types behaviors with female classmates….not trolling older women. Many schools passed on offering a scholarship even though he had great talent for his age.
    This guy is a genetic misfire and needs help…..like 20 years behind bars help

  45. thermanmerman99 says:
    June 15, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    People like ctiggs and skawh will find a way to blame Trump for this
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    I doubt it, but just keep in mind Trump is the same guy who thinks North Korea is run by an upstanding guy who just wants what’s best for his Country even though it means starvation, forced labor, and death for brave people who might have the chance to voice freedom of speech before they are executed…

  46. This is basically your average Jet player and should be no surprise to anybody. Uncle Woody will take care of him!

  47. But they said he was just house hunting a couple days ago
    Jemele Hill made it into a race thing

    She’s never dramatic about anything!

  48. Wow. His life really has taken a bad turn. He did seem a little off when he was here in TB. But I never imagined this.

  49. The last 2 Browns Jerseys I’ve owned have been Kellen Wislow Jr and Brady Quinn. Jeeze, terrible. Good news Browns Nation: I do not own any Mayfield or Denziel Ward Jerseys and have no plan to. This is probably a good sign for us.

  50. Joke about CTE all you like but this is deranged behaviour

    Hard to think he’s always been like this. There’s been mental deterioration somewhere and I’d say CTE plays a big part

  51. No one is defending Jr’s acts. If you recall, when Michael Bennett beat up a woman in a wheelchair, a lawyer defended him by saying he was a good cause for social justice, so just look the other way please.

    That’s where my sarcastic comment was aimed at. Please don’t take it upon yourself to be judge and jury.

  52. Amazing how few men understand rape in this day and age. Rape is not a crime of passion, it’s about power, control and dominance, not sex. Sex is the weapon not the objective, just like a gun or a knife. Whoever did this, Winslow or someone else, is a sociopath. And it has nothing whatsoever to do with CTE.

  53. dmwilliams0124 says:
    June 15, 2018 at 8:05 pm
    “This is not how soldiers act. What a sick sick sick disgusting excuse for a human being.”

    In no way am I condoning what Winslow is accused of…..but American soliders (ALL SOLDIERS) have been raping and pillaging the places they invade. When I say “all”, I don’t mean every soldier ever, but rather every nation has soliders guilty of this horrible act
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    In case you were unaware, the military of every nation will have criminals of every type that nation has, because their soldiers are not raised in a vacuum, they are raised in all the cities and towns of that nation just like the rest of the criminals. The vast majority of soldiers are good, honorable people, contrary to your implication, just like the rest of the population.

  54. mclovin07 says:
    June 15, 2018 at 8:47 pm
    So just for the record this happened: September 18 2012- Patriots sign Free agent Kellen Winslow Jr to fill in for injured Aaron Hernandez. Basically a serial rapist for a serial murderer..
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    You conveniently forgot to mention: released September 27 2012 after playing in only 1 game for the Patriots. Tells me you have your own mental health issues when you pick a 10 day period out of a 10 year career to use as a sign of significance. But I’m sure you’re right, the other 4 teams he played for were looking for a football player while the Patriots were looking for a criminal.(sarcasm)

  55. I’m not going to lie to you…..I did not see this coming. Dancing with the stars? Yes.
    Serial kidnapping and granny rapist? No.

  56. What? You mean the guy who was caught masturb.. I mean “putting on lotion with his pants down” in a Target parking lot ended up being a sexual predator?

    Maybe that motorcycle accident he had as a rookie knocked a few more screws loose than we thought.

  57. switchwitch59 says:
    June 16, 2018 at 8:20 am
    Amazing how few men understand rape in this day and age. Rape is not a crime of passion, it’s about power, control and dominance, not sex. Sex is the weapon not the objective, just like a gun or a knife.

    I would agree that in many and even possibly most cases this is true but not all. To argue that sex is never the objective is unintelligent. This has been overthought and over-analyzed. Some guys just want sex and aren’t willing to be patient enough to get some the old fashioned way. There’s no way you or any mental health professional can know what is in each and every heart. Or to put as Freud did, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

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