Ex-NFL star convicted of raping homeless woman

A former NFL star has been convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman.

Kellen Winslow Jr, who played for Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets during his career, was found guilty of the charge following a trial in San Diego.

The 35-year-old, the son of Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr, was also convicted of indecent exposure and lewd conduct involving two other women.

Image: Winslow Jr did not testify in court during his trial. Pic: KGTV via AP

He was cleared of one count of performing a lewd act, and the jury is still deliberating on eight other charges, including two counts of rape involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker and an unconscious teenage girl in 2003.

Winslow Jr faces up to life in prison if convicted of all counts.


Prosecutors said he felt empowered by his fame to abuse the most vulnerable, describing him as a "wolf in sheep's clothing".

Winslow Jr was found guilty of raping the homeless woman last year in the picturesque beach community of Encinitas, north of San Diego.

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She told the court Winslow Jr befriended her and attacked her next to his vehicle after inviting her for a coffee in May 2018.

The former American football star, who played as a tight end, was convicted of exposing himself to a 57-year-old woman while she tended to her garden during the same month.

He also found guilty of touching himself in front of a 77-year-old woman at gym while he was out on bail in February, but cleared of committing a lewd act in a hot tub in front of the same woman on a different occasion.

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 23: Tight end Kellen Winslow #82 of the New England Patriots catches a pass during warm ups before the start of the Patriots game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Image: Winslow Jr pictured playing for the New England Patriots in 2012

The 54-year-old hitchhiker alleges Winslow Jr drove her to a shopping centre parking lot in Encinitas and raped her in his Hummer in March 2018.

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