Kellen Winslow Jr.: Bail denied for ex-NFL player accused of burglary, rape

Posted at 11:46 AM, Jun 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-28 14:46:48-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A judge ruled Thursday that former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. will not be allowed to be released on bail.

Winslow Jr., who is accused of breaking into homes and kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women in the North County, was ordered by a judge during his arraignment to be held without bail because he “presented a threat to society.” Prosecutors also alleged Winslow Jr. threatened to kill those women if they reported what happened.

The no-bail ruling remained in effect following a hearing Thursday morning, according to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.

Winslow Jr. is scheduled to return to court July 11 for a preliminary hearing.

At his arraignment, the former San Diego high school football star pleaded not guilty to two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape, two counts of forcible rape, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of forcible oral copulation, two counts of residential burglary, and one count of indecent exposure.

The charging document in the case detailed the alleged crimes:

  • March 17 - 54-year-old woman kidnapped and raped
  • May 13 - 59-year-old woman kidnapped and raped
  • May 21 - Indecent exposure
  • June 1 - Burglary of a 71-year-old woman
  • June 7 - Burglary of an 86-year-old woman

Two of the reported victims are transients, according to court documents.


Winslow Jr., the son of legendary Chargers tight end Kellen Winslow, had been arrested the week before on suspicion of burglary at an Encinitas mobile home park.

There are criminal reports from 2013, stating Winslow was arrested in New Jersey for masturbating inside his Escalade, while staring at a woman in her 50s at a parking lot. He was not charged with indecent exposure.

Winslow, who starred at Scripps Ranch High School and went on to play at the University of Miami, was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2004, and later played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, and New York Jets.

He has not played in the league since 2013.