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Ex-Buc Kellen Winslow pleads not guilty to kidnapping, rape charges

 
Kellen Winslow Jr., who played for the Bucs from 2009-11, is jailed without bail in California after pleading not guilty to eight felonies and one misdemeanor. [Times (2012) ]
Kellen Winslow Jr., who played for the Bucs from 2009-11, is jailed without bail in California after pleading not guilty to eight felonies and one misdemeanor. [Times (2012) ]
Published June 16, 2018

Times wires

VISTA, Calif. – Former Bucs and Hurricanes tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was jailed without bail Friday after pleading not guilty to nine counts of kidnapping, rape and other charges.

If convicted on all counts, Winslow, 34, could face a maximum sentence of life in prison.

His attorneys declined to comment after a hearing in San Diego County Superior Court .

Prosecutors say Winslow began a crime spree in March in Encinitas, where he lives, that included rapes, kidnappings, indecent exposure and burglary, and continued until just before his arrest this week.

He kidnapped and raped a 54-year-old woman March 13 and a 59-year-old woman May 13, charging documents said. On May 24, he exposed himself in a public place. The burglary charges involve break-ins at the home of a 71-year-old woman June 1 and an 86-year-old woman June 7, the documents said.

Winslow was originally arrested June 7 in the burglary case. After posting bail, he was arrested Thursday on the additional charges, nine felonies and a misdemeanor.

Winslow is the son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow. His father was among his supporters in the courtroom.

Winslow Jr. was drafted out of Miami by the Browns in the first round in 2004. The San Diego native spent nine years in the NFL, three with the Bucs from 2009-11. His last NFL season was 2013.