Former Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was found guilty by a jury on one count of forcible rape, one count of indecent exposure and one count of lewd conduct on Monday afternoon in California, according to multiple reports.
Winslow, 35, was found not guilty on a second misdemeanor count of a lewd act.
According to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo.com, Winslow was found guilty of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman (Jane Doe No. 2), guilty of indecent exposure in a case involving a 58-year-old woman who was gardening in her yard (Jane Doe No. 4), guilty of lewd conduct involving an elderly woman he shared a hot tub with at a health club in 2019 (Jane Doe No. 5).
According to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo.com, Winslow will serve eight years behind bars for the forcible rape conviction and six months apiece for the misdemeanor lewd conduct and indecent exposure.
Prosecutors were worried Winslow’s star power would effect the trial. He had pleaded not guilty to the 12 counts, according to The Associated Press.
“Kellen Winslow took from these women what he wanted. Kellen Winslow took from these women again and again and again,” prosecutor Dan Owens said, according to The Associated Press. “Do not allow his status or his name to take away from that.”
The jury — which had deliberated for more than 20 hours over five days — was deadlocked and said they needed more deliberation time on the rest of the charges Winslow faces. The trials opening statements began on May 20.
Winslow has not testified in the trial, but his defense attorney Marc Carlos questioned the credibility of the women’s claims of sexual assault, arguing the sex with the one-time NFL star consensual.
″(Owens) wants you to forget about the lack of evidence,” Carlos said, according to The Associated Press.
“They will come back with verdicts in five minutes or two weeks,” Judge Blaine K. Bowman said. “We will see that happens..”
Winslow played for five teams in his NFL career, which ran from 2004-13. But his only Pro Bowl season came with the Browns in 2007. He collected 1,106 yards on 82 receptions, and scored five touchdowns that year.
Winslow was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2004 draft out of Miami.
In his NFL career, Winslow caught 469 passes for 5,236 yards and 25 touchdowns. Winslow is the son of Hall of Fame tight end, Kellen Winslow Sr.