Former NFL star Kellen Winslow II agrees to 14-year prison term for sex crimes


Former second-generation NFL star Kellen Winslow II has reporptedly agreed to a new plea deal that would keep him in prison for 14 years for committing several sex crimes.

Winslow, the son of Chargers great Kellen Winslow, agreed to the prison term after pleading guilty to five charges, two of which were rape, in San Diego court on Friday.

The others charges were assault with intent to commit rape, indecent exposure, and making a lewd gesture, USA Today reported.

Winslow, who starred collegiately at the University of Miami, played with the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Bucs, New England Patriots, and New York Jets during his 10-year NFL career.

The 37-year-old's disturbing behavior first surfaced in 2014, when he was arrested in New Jersey for allegedly masturbating in his car in a Target parking lot.

More serious allegations followed after his playing career ended that year.

At his first trial in June 2019, Winslow was found guilty of raping a homeless woman, and exposing himself and making lewd gestures, all in separate incidents. Later that year he pled guilty in yet another separate rape case, as well as sexual battery charges, in the hope of avoiding a lifetime jail sentence.

Winslow was supposed to be sentenced last year, but plans were delayed by the pandemic. He has been in prison in San Diego since he was found guilty 2019, the report said, which will count toward time served on the 14-year plea deal.

Winslow's lawyers had previously claimed his violent and erratic behavior was the result of a motorcycle crash he suffered early in his professional career, as well as traumatic brain injury from repeated blows to the head.

The former Pro Bowler asked the judge at Friday's hearing whether he would get a trial of his peers, "people of color that looked like me," USA Today reported. The judge informed him that was not at issue in Friday's hearing.

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