Former No. 1 draft pick Kellen Winslow II gets 14-year prison sentence

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The sentencing of former Cleveland Browns No. 1 pick Kellen Winslow II took place on Wednesday in Southern California. The son of the Hall of Fame tight end by the same name will serve 14 years in prison for multiple sex charges.

The 37-year-old appeared via videoconference at the hearing in San Diego Superior Court in Vista. Winslow II declined to comment before his sentence, saying his lawyers had advised him not to speak.

“In the future, I do plan to tell my story,” Winslow said.

Per The AP:

Winslow was convicted of forcible rape, rape of an unconscious person, assault with intent to commit rape, indecent exposure and lewd conduct in public. The forcible rape involved a woman who was homeless in his hometown of Encinitas, a beach community north of San Diego.

The 14-year-sentence was the maximum allowed under a plea deal.

San Diego County Superior Court Judge Blaine Bowman said Winslow can only be described with “two words, and that is sexual predator.”

The plea deal, which was revealed recently, included a new guilty plea by Winslow for assaulting a hitchhiker with the intent to commit rape in March 2018 – a woman in her mid-50s who was known in the case as Jane Doe 1. That new guilty plea replaces a guilty plea he made in November 2019 for sexual battery against the same woman.

Winslow attended the University of Miami. The sixth draft pick in 2004, he played in the NFL for 10 seasons, until 2013.