Kellen Winslow Jr. arrested on rape, kidnapping charges

Former Browns tight end faces 9 criminal charges according to reports

Daryl Ruiter
June 14, 2018 - 8:06 pm
A file photo of former Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr taken in October, 2006.

(Photo by Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal/MCT/Sipa USA)


Cleveland, OH – Former Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested in San Diego where he faces 9 criminal charges according to multiple reports.

TMZ Sports was first to report the arrest of Winslow Thursday afternoon.

Winslow, who was drafted by the Browns in 2004, was charged with two counts of kidnapping with the 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 NBC 7 in San Diego reported.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department told NBC 7 that there are multiple victims associated with the charges against Winslow but did not say how many.

Winslow is scheduled to be arraigned in court on Friday.

Last week Winslow was arrested on a burglary charge and he was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday prior to the new charges and latest arrest.

Winslow’s career with the Browns was derailed when he tore his ACL following a motorcycle accident in May of 2005.   

Over 5 years, Winslow only played in all 16 games twice due to injuries. He caught 219 passes for 2,459 yards and 11 touchdowns in 4 seasons with Cleveland before he was traded to Tampa Bay, where he posted nearly identical numbers over 3 years, in 2009.

Winslow Jr., the son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow Sr., retired after the 2013 season.