Publicist explains Kellen Winslow Jr.'s Encinitas break-in arrest

Posted at 7:40 AM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 10:49:43-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr., who was arrested last week on suspicion of breaking into an Encinitas home, did not commit any crime, according to his publicist and attorney.

On June 7, a resident at the Park Encinitas Mobile Home Park reported seeing the ex-football player entering a home.

The resident said she confronted Winslow Jr. and said to him, “‘Hi, can I help you with anything?’ He said, ‘Nope, just looking for my dog’ … ‘it’s a red dog, Clifford.’ I went, ‘There’s no dog here.’ I said, ‘I’m not comfortable with this, you need to leave.’”

The son of Chargers legend Kellen Winslow was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary, but bailed out of jail several hours later.

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On Sunday, Winslow Jr.’s publicist told 10News that he was at the mobile home park “looking for a home for his mother-in-law” and he was “sarcastic” during his conversation with the “over-reactive neighbor.”

According to the publicist, Winslow Jr. does in fact have a red dog named Clifford but that’s not why he was at the mobile home park.

Winslow Jr.’s wife is friends with the owners of the home, and the homeowners said nothing was taken, the publicist said.

Harvey Steinberg, Winslow Jr.’s attorney, said his client “emphatically denies committing any burglary” and “looks forward to being vindicated once this matter is fully investigated and adjudicated through the court system.”