Kellen Winslow Jr. was convicted of rape Monday in a case involving a 58-year-old homeless woman. The former NFL tight end was also convicted, per reports, on two misdemeanor charges involving two other women.
A San Diego County jury reached verdicts on four of the 12 counts Winslow is facing. Five women had testified against him at the trial. Three accused him of rape, and the jury said Monday it was still deliberating felony charges related to two of the women. It found him not guilty of a misdemeanor charge of committing a lewd act.
The panel was instructed to continue deliberating by Judge Blaine Bowman, who said, according to KNSD, that the announcement of deadlocks on eight counts "shows we have a very dedicated and conscientious jury."
The misdemeanor convictions include one for lewd conduct, involving a 77-year-old woman at a gym in Carlsbad, California, and one for indecent exposure, involving a 57-year-old woman in Encinitas, California.
Most of the charges, including the alleged rape of a woman in her 50s whom Winslow picked up while she was hitchhiking, stem from acts he allegedly committed between March 2018 and February of this year. After he was arrested last year, a woman accused him of raping her while she was unconscious at a San Diego-area party in 2003. She was 17 at the time, and he was 19.
Winslow, now 35, played in college at the University of Miami before becoming the sixth overall pick in the 2004 draft. He spent 10 years in the NFL.
Winslow spent most of his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before ending it with short stints with the New England Patriots and New York Jets.
Winslow grew up in the San Diego area while his father, Kellen Winslow, was enjoying a Hall of Fame career for the Chargers.