Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II was arrested and charged with one count of residential burglary Thursday after an incident at a mobile home park just north of San Diego.
According to the police report, officers were called to the mobile park home around 2:30 pm Thursday after a witness said they noticed a Black man walk into a trailer home that he didn’t live in. The mobile park home is for senior citizens, which is why the witness said they became suspicious. The witness confronted the Black man, who was later identified as Winslow, who got into his SUV and left the scene.
In an interview with KGTV, the witness said she also became suspicious because Winslow was apparently shirtless and told her he was looking for his red dog named Clifford.
“I confronted him and said, ‘hi, can I help you with anything?’,” the witness said. “He said, ‘nope, just looking for my dog’. I go, ‘what dog?’ and he said, ‘well, it’s a red dog, Clifford’ and I went, ‘there’s no dog here.’ I said ‘I’m not comfortable with this, you need to leave’. And he stood there and went, ‘all right then’.”
The witness also said there was an elderly woman in the mobile home that Winslow allegedly entered. The resident was home at the time but was apparently unaware that someone had entered her residence.
Winslow was tracked down and arrested. He spent roughly five hours in jail before he posted a $50,000 bond. The felony count of first-degree burglary can carry a sentence of up to six years in prison.
This isn’t Winslow’s first brush with the law. In Nov. 2013, he was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (synthetic marijuana) after he was apparently seen masturbating in a Target parking lot. The arrest came two weeks after he served a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing substances. Winslow struck a plea deal and the charges were later dropped.
Winslow, the son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow, was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the sixth overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. In 10 NFL seasons with the Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, and New York Jets, he had 469 receptions for 5,236 yards and 25 touchdowns. Winslow’s best season was 2007 when he earned his only Pro Bowl berth.
Winslow hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2013 season, when he had 31 receptions for 388 yards and two touchdowns in his only season with the Jets.