Kellen Winslow II accepts 14 years in prison


Former Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow II will spend 14 years in prison after agreeing to a new plea deal on Friday, according to USA Today.

Winslow pleaded guilty to rape and sexual assault charges in November 2019. He revised that deal in an agreement submitted to San Diego Superior Court on Friday. Under his previous agreement, Winslow was sentenced to 12 to 18 years in prison. The length of his sentence was to be determined at a hearing.

As part of Friday’s deal, Winslow pleaded guilty to “assaulting a hitchhiker with intent to rape in March 2018,” according to USA Today. This replaces Winslow’s previous battery sexual advocacy.

In June 2019, Winslow was convicted of rape, indecent exposure and obscene conduct. Jurors were deadlocked on six other crimes, prompting a new trial. Winslow pleaded guilty instead of being tried again, which could have resulted in Winslow spending his life in prison.

Winslow will be sentenced in March.

He was originally scheduled to be sentenced in 2020, but this has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Winslow appeared remotely at Friday’s hearing.

Kellen Winslow II spent nine seasons in the NFL

Winslow was a first-round pick for the Browns in the 2004 NFL Draft. He spent his first four seasons with the team, making the Pro Bowl in 2007. Winslow also spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets. He last played in the NFL in 2013.

Winslow is the son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow Sr., who played nine seasons with the San Diego Chargers.

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