Kellen Winslow’s bail denied again, with strange justification

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Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow apparently won’t be walking out of jail anytime soon.

Via CBS8.com in San Diego, the Winslow was denied bail at another hearing Thursday. He was arrested on burglary charges, but after bailing out on those, was arrested again on a warrant charging him with kidnapping and rape of older women. He has pleaded not guilty, and was deemed a danger to the public at his first bail hearing.

He faces multiple life terms if convicted.

But yesterday’s hearing took a strange twist, when the judge cited the “Mission: Impossible” movies as a reason not to.

TMZ had cameras in the courtroom, and described the scene after Winslow’s lawyers asked for house arrest, since he had a security system which could ostensibly monitor his movements.

So, what about all these movies I watch like Mission: Impossible and stuff like that where they create this endless loop?” the judge said. “So the guy, like the Russians watching something, . . . he sees everything is fine and meanwhile, Tom Cruise and all his folks are going around the scene and doing all this stuff.”

Winslow’s lawyer replied that “Tom Cruise isn’t on our team yet.”

The judge was unmoved by the strategy, and denied bail again.

38 responses to “Kellen Winslow’s bail denied again, with strange justification

  1. Ok, I get denying this creepy dude bail – keep him locked up sounds good to me. But why not just cite reasons such as possible flight risk and danger to society versus oddball references?

  2. I wouldn’t give the guy bail, either, but it’s frightening to think someone that stupid is passing judgment on American citizens on a daily basis.

  3. There’s nothing strange about it. Cams are easy to hack and the judge is entirely correct that a false loop could be inserted.

  4. Judge prob just dumbing it down for Kellen. You simply can’t trust Kellen’s own house system to keep Kellen under house arrest for such serious charges! And even if the authorities had monitor feeds (& the folks to watch it all) all it’d do is alert to him leaving – it wouldn’t stop him leaving.

  5. Everybody’s looking for attention these days, even judges.

    The main thing is they send this turd down the river never to be heard from again.

  6. Well, another famous NFL tight end didn’t try to cover up the notorious crimes that occurred there, now did he? Oh wait, the judge has heard of Aaron Hernandez and is letting the defense counsel know he would have to be a blithering idiot to grant bail so Winslow can go out and potentially destroy evidence.

  7. It’s fine – as a well trained soldier, Winslow should be able to withstand more time in the hole…

  8. Crazier case than even Aaron Hernandez is some respects. Brought up in a wealthy family, made millions in his own playing career, then just a few years out of the league he’s a serial rapist of grandmas and robbing mobile home parks. You’d never get a movie with that plotline made because everybody would tell you it’s too unbelievable.

  9. I don’t care what justification that judge used to keep this menace to society locked up. There was always something creepy about this guy dating back to his days in the league.
    The fact that he has found himself in this position surprises me none.
    Save the taxpayers the money and lock this bum up for life. No need for a trial. We all know he’s guilty as sin.

  10. “Save the taxpayers the money and lock this bum up for life. No need for a trial. We all know he’s guilty as sin.”

    That’s an interesting take, but this is still the United States of America. At least for another year or two.

  11. I would never have given the headline picture a second thought, but after these bloodcurdling accusations that’s a creepy shot.

  12. TheDPR says:
    June 29, 2018 at 9:27 am
    I wouldn’t give the guy bail, either, but it’s frightening to think someone that stupid is passing judgment on American citizens on a daily basis.

    ***

    Hopefully this judge has reasonably competent chambers attorneys, but your fear is not at all unfounded.

  13. It sounds weird, but the judge is just saying that in reference to the video monitor. He’s just saying, albeit in a weird sounding way, that the video feed could be manipulated to show something other than what’s actually happening. Methinks he’s just offering a hypothetical negative to the lawyer’s bail request.

  14. Is it me or is this article somehow inferring that Winslow should be allowed to be on house arrest?
    Judges see perps EVERYDAY who disregarded their judges orders, Winslow cannot be afforded the benefit of the doubt, so the judge is 100% correct by denying bail.

  15. The Judge gave him what he wanted…..House Arrest in a Big House owned by the County of San Diego
    Whats the problem ?

  16. I can’t believe this is what Winslow did with all the potential he was given. Watched him play at Miami and thought he’d be in the HOF with his father. Crazy. Time to get him off the streets though because he is a legitimate threat to society.

  17. A judge can say what he wants. Sometimes is it purely goofy but you have to take it – sounds like the judge was looking for a sound bite and he made a dumb eye roller. At least he is keeping this freak locked up. Prison life will not be comfy for a guy who rapes grandmas and other elderly ladies.

  18. zeke2517 says:
    June 29, 2018 at 11:04 am
    “Save the taxpayers the money and lock this bum up for life. No need for a trial. We all know he’s guilty as sin.”

    That’s an interesting take, but this is still the United States of America. At least for another year or two.
    —————
    Yes, we are a country that says innocent until proven guilty but did you hear what this guy is accused of? Forced sodomy on an old lady? They were 71 and 86 years old!!! What a sick dude. How would you feel if your Grandma was treated this way? Guarantee you wouldn’t be saying he deserves his day in court….

  19. Lock him in a cell with Bubba and hopefully he drops the soap and gets a taste of his own medicine

  20. Why bother with house arrest?
    Just keep him in jail till the trial so he’s use to it…. afterall he’s going to be spending a good portion of the rest of his life there anyway…..

  21. This guy has been rich and sheltered his entire life. This creampuff will realize how weak he is when he’s locked away. Mr. Soldier boy will get annihilated

  22. This judge is such a joke. If he really cared about Winslow being a flight risk, he’d order that the court install one of those cool laser-beam alarm systems that you have to blow smoke on in order to actually see the beam. Everyone know’s that since his motorcycle accident, Winslow isn’t flexible enough to fully maneuver through such tight confines. Then again, what if he were to sneak out to the garage and get the Delorean up to 88mph? It’s just a mental pretzel figuring out how to appropriately deal with this.

    I guess if you were to ask me point blank, the best thing to do would be to bring in Walker, Texas Ranger.

  23. johnqhorn says:
    June 29, 2018 at 5:15 pm
    “rape of older women”

    Known also as just rape
    ============

    Yes, but it may carry an additional charge of elder abuse.

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