Kellen Winslow Jr., a former first-round NFL draft picker, raped three women and injured two others, a southern California prosecutor said in his opening remarks on Monday, while the defense team at the former University of Miami claimed that the encounters were consensual and that Winslow was guilty of being unfaithful to his wife.
Winslow, the son of Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, could face a life in prison if convicted of twelve cases of kidnapping, rape, and other charges. The senior Winslow, a former star of the San Diego Chargers, sat on trial behind his son on Monday and did not respond when the prosecution described the alleged attacks it was not enough, "said San Diego Deputy District Attorney Dan Owens to the jury "He took what he wanted."
Defender Brian Watkins claimed that Winslow was "honest from the start," arguing that the women lied to police in their statements, and claimed that four of the women knew that Winslow was a former footballer.
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"When you stand in the limelight" People want things from you, "Watkins said. That's the way it is. "
Winslow was arrested in 201
Owens said Monday that Winslow offered the first wife a ride on the afternoon of St. Patrick's Day before taking her to a parking lot Behind a mall nearby, Interstate 5 drove into Encinitas and rape her in his car. The prosecution claimed Winslow had told the woman, "I'll kill you, and if you say anything, I'll kill you."
"She was too scared to scream," Owens told the jury. She added that the woman was in "survival mode" and did what Winslow requested.
A friend persuaded her to report the incident four days later, but refused to be examined. Instead, she gave the authorities the bloodstained pants she allegedly wore. According to Owens, DNA tests found traces of Winslow's seed.
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The second wife accepted an offer from Winslow on Mother's Day in 2018. He thought he would take her for coffee. Instead, Owens claimed, Winslow spoiled the woman next to his lobster in a remote area. As with the previous attack, the prosecutors said Winslow had told the woman, "If you scream, I'll kill you."
Since Winslow's arrest, a third woman has spoken, claiming that she was raped by Winslow at a house party in London in the summer of 2003, when he was home from the University of Miami. The woman said she was 17 years old at the time of the alleged attack and a senior at high school when Winslow was 19 years old.
Another woman, 57, claims that Winslow had exposed herself to her when she was late taking care of flowers in her garden in May 2018, about two weeks after he allegedly attacked the homeless woman.
Last February, after Winslow left behind a $ 2 million bail, he was again arrested for indecent behavior after a 77-year-old woman in a gym announced that he had abandoned her on two occasions to her and masturbated in February next to her in a hot tub. He has since been detained without bail.
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Winslow, who was drafted by Cleveland as a No. 6 overall in the spring of 2004, broke his right leg in his rookie season This season he suffered a serious injury to his right knee in a motorcycle accident.
From 2004 to 2013, he played for Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets.
During his time with the jets, he was banned in 2013 for violating the League's performance-enhancing drug policy.
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