Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II reportedly convicted of rape, indecent exposure, lewd conduct
The jury will continue to deliberate on eight more charges
On Monday, former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II was convicted of rape, indecent exposure, and lewd conduct in San Diego Superior Court, according to USA Today and the Associated Press. The jury is still deliberating on eight additional charges.
In all, Winslow faced 12 counts involving five women, all of whom testified during the trial. In addition to being found guilty of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman last year and two misdemeanors (indecent exposure and lewd conduct), Winslow was also found not guilty of a lewd act in public charge.
Of the remaining eight charges, six are felonies and two are misdemeanors, according to Yahoo Sports' Dan Wetzel, who added that Winslow "could serve as little as eight years in prison," which could obviously change depending on the outcome of the remaining eight charges. As the AP noted, he could still face up to life in prison.
According to the AP, Winslow faces two more rape counts involving two women. A 54-year-old hitchhiker accused Winslow of raping her in his Hummer last year. Another woman, who was 17 at the time of the alleged incident, said a 19-year-old Winslow raped her when she was unconscious in 2003.
It's not known when verdicts are expected to be reached.
"They will come back with verdicts in five minutes or two weeks," San Diego County Superior Court Judge Blaine K. Bowman said, according to USA Today.
As of Monday night, the jury is deadlocked.
Kellen Winslow II jury says it is deadlocked on all remaining charges. That would mean Winslow found guilty of one felony rape and two misdemeanors, could serve as little as eight years in prison. Would be a victory for him. Was facing life. pic.twitter.com/5LmCl1PZlQ— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) June 10, 2019
Jury returns Tues in Kellen Winslow case. If remain deadlocked, Winslow facing 8 years on rape felony and six months each on exposure/lewd conduct misdemeanors. So 8-9 years max. Defense wanted deadlocked declared on remaining 8 counts (six felonies). Judge gave one more chance.— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) June 11, 2019
Winslow, who pleaded not guilty and did not testify, played in the NFL from 2004-13. A first-round pick of the Browns after playing collegiately at Miami, Winslow also spent time with Buccaneers, Seahawks, Patriots, and Jets. He totaled 469 receptions, 5,236 receiving yards, and 25 touchdown catches during his 10-year career. According to Spotrac, he made roughly $43 million in NFL contracts.
His father was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995.
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