Kellen Winslow II agrees to 14 years in jail for sex crimes

AP

Kellen Winslow II has agreed to a new plea deal that will keep him in jail for 14 years for sex crimes against five women, Brent Schrotenboer of USA Today reports.

An agreement submitted Friday in San Diego Superior Court replaces a previous plea agreement from November 2019 when the former NFL tight end pleaded guilty to rape and sexual battery charges rather than face the possibility of life in prison. That deal stipulated Winslow spend between 12 and 18 years behind bars, with a judge determining the length of the sentence after a hearing.

Winslow, 37, raped two women, assaulted another and committed misdemeanor sex crimes against two others, according to the agreement.

The deal includes a new guilty plea by Winslow for assaulting a hitchhiker with the intent to commit rape in March 2018, replacing a guilty plea he made in November 2019 for sexual battery against the same woman.

The jury in Winslow’s first trial in the spring of 2019 wasn’t able to reach a unanimous verdict on all the charges he faced. San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Dan Owens told USA Today that Winslow could have gotten an even lighter sentence if he had gone to trial again on the unresolved charges.

“Ultimately, we think this was the most appropriate sentence for Mr. Winslow’s conduct, taking those other things into account,” Owens said.

Winslow, a first-round pick of the Browns in 2004, played 10 NFL seasons for four teams.

45 responses to “Kellen Winslow II agrees to 14 years in jail for sex crimes

  1. What a failure in life, his legacy in life will always be a convict for 14 years and a sex offender.

  2. The fact that this guy gets out of jail in his early 50s is disgusting! I believe in 2nd chances but to see someone repeatedly do this unforgettable act over and over should not be allowed anywhere near society ever again.

  3. My only question is how does this disgusting subhuman get only 14 years for multiple rapes? How? And why?

  4. Fathers, don’t take early symptoms of mental illness in your kids lightly – get to them while they can still be influenced. What an unbelievably horrible outcome for this kid and his family.

  5. He’ll be in his early 50’s after release and still a major threat to society. He belongs behind bars for the rest of his life!

  6. He should have gotten life. I work as a criminal defense attorney so I have strong feelings about the accused but sexual crimes against women and children need to be dealt with more harshly in our criminal justice system. Hopefully the boys on the inside have a better sense of justice and he never makes it out.

  7. What an absolute waste. Only 14 years and he’ll probably be out in 5. This guy should never see daylight again.

  8. I’ll never forget his racist father for telling him on national tv that he could not go to the university of his choice because his position coach didn’t look like him. How’s that work out dad?

  9. Wow, 14 years is NOTHING for the list of crimes he was convicted of, he must have had a good lawyer.

  10. It’s 14 years, but how much time has he already been locked up? How many years before he is actually released? What a shame on the weak system that makes these poor (multiple) victims have to live with such a small sentence.

  11. I’m no shrink, but these are usually crimes of rage and anger, not crimes of sex. We can only wonder where the anger stems from in his life.

  12. 14 years? Wow, that’s quite an agreement he struck. His sentence isn’t even longer than Tatis’ new deal.

  13. This sentence could be the best result based on whether the victims want to testify and the amount of evidence available. I would believe that the victims were in agreement with the plea deal as well. Hopefully he serves the entire 14 years.

  14. Not jail, prison. And 14 years is going to be tough to survive with the crimes he committed. Sex offenders don’t fare well in the joint.

  15. Fourteen years for rape. Rapes, plural, at that. You cannot make it up
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    There have been longer sentences handed down for selling weed

  16. stephanebonics says:
    February 19, 2021 at 11:50 pm
    He should have gotten life. I work as a criminal defense attorney so I have strong feelings about the accused but sexual crimes against women and children need to be dealt with more harshly in our criminal justice system. Hopefully the boys on the inside have a better sense of justice and he never makes it out.

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    My only experience with things like this is that I’ve known a few women who ended up in abusive relationships. The courts do very little to protect women and children. A friend of mine was assaulted (and choked – she thought she was going to die) by her boyfriend and he was back on the street in less than two months. She was terrified of him but was repeatedly told “call the cops if he does anything” – which is, of course, too late.

  17. Waste of such good talent, he had so much talent and he threw it all away and committed shameful crimes. His highly paid lawyer gets him little time, but from now on he’ll be known as a sex offender instead of a talented football player

  18. How does he get 14 years for this while nonviolent offenders are serving 20 years,30 years and sometimes longer? This is a joke , family name plus money allowed this miscarriage of justice. Hes a serial offender and will act out again.

  19. A serial rapist and he only gets 14 years? Nowhere near long enough as far as I’m concerned.

  20. Well hopefully “Karma” gets him in jail and he learns how to ” turn the other cheek” if you know what I mean. Maybe he gets to feel the way his victims felt. Fourteen years for what he did is almost as big a crime.

  21. I How franchise fortunes changed. The Cleveland Browns could have selected Ben Roethlisberger instead of Kellen Winslow Jr.

  22. If he had been selling pot or cocaine he would have gotten twice the time. How backwards is the justice system. The crimes Winslow plead to should be a life sentence. Rapists always continue to rape.

  23. In 14 years he’ll be on the streets as a rehabilitated man. A perfect angel, ready to hit the streets. Fourteen years behind bars is probably close to a million dollars in tax money. After spending a million dollars are you willing to have him move in next door to you and your wife and daughters? If you think that sounds crazy, it’s what’s happening all over America. We get angry and put a guy behind bars and think we succeeded in punishing that no good SOB, right? Well, he’s out in 14 years, and our wallets are a lot lighter, but did we accomplish our goals? Did we make our streets safer? Or did we fail? Tough on crime, or tough on taxpayers? I’m a man, but how do you think the women feel about this? Who’s protecting them? He’s not going to come after me, so it’s easy for me to talk like I’m a tough guy. The real tough guy protects the women and children. Who’s doing that? Are we running our country, or is the Prison Lobby? Their job isn’t to keep the streets safe. Their job is to grow their union and get more prison guards on the federal payroll, paying more union dues. They’d love it if Winslow committed another crime and got locked up for another 14 years. It’s not their responsibility to look out for our daughters, that’s on us. The people that are making the laws and imposing these sentences are being hounded by these lobbyists every day. Who do you think is making campaign contributions, in exchange for favors?

  24. I suppose he didn’t have much say in the matter. I’ve read that stories of this nature were surrounding Wilmslow for years. Did the family try to investigate and take action as in getting help before things went this far?

  25. I mean you would think that a guy with his height weight and incredible body would have problems getting women? He must have had / has some serious issues. Now he’s going away. So sad. But justice has been done because sometimes people who KILL other people get much a much less sentence.

  26. pkrlvr says:
    February 20, 2021 at 9:12 am
    Fourteen years for rape. Rapes, plural, at that. You cannot make it up
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    There have been longer sentences handed down for selling weed
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    Not these days brother. And if they did it’s because it was their 15th time for weed amongst other things. 14 years for what he did is disgusting.

  27. We all need to be more respectful and civilized towards each other. This includes wearing a proper mask to prevent the spread of a deadly virus. Always keep learning how to be a better person, instead of fearing or evading imprisonment for wrongdoing. As we uplift ourselves, so too, those around us tend to become better — particularly our kids! Junior learned it somewhere.

  28. Not long enough at all, he will be free in about 6-8 for good behavior. Maybe he will be greeted in a nice way when he gets there.

  29. Wow. SOme people have been in prison for decades on simple marijuana possession charges. Now this creep, who raped and assaulted multiple women, will likely get out in 7 years.

    Justice…yeah…right.

  30. Before he was even selected to play at University of Miami, he was involved in a fight that he inflicted $120,000 in medical bill damages and the family had to settle a 2 million dollar lawsuit. College and the NFL only care about $$, and turn away when signs are right there in front of them, this cat was bad news….

  31. thetooloftools says:
    February 20, 2021 at 1:46 pm
    I mean you would think that a guy with his height weight and incredible body would have problems getting women? He must have had / has some serious issues. Now he’s going away. So sad. But justice has been done because sometimes people who KILL other people get much a much less sentence.
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    This is exactly why he only got 14 years. Rape is not about sex. Sex is the weapon, like a gun or a knife, not the objective. It doesn’t matter if he was the best looking, best built guy to ever walk the face of the earth, he could have a thousand gorgeous women lined up to have sex with him, it wouldn’t stop him from committing rape because rape is about power, control and humiliation not getting your rocks off.

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