Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II is being held without bail in a California jail on misdemeanor charges related to alleged lewd conduct involving a 77-year old woman at a Carlsbad gym.
Winslow, 35, is accused of touching himself and asking the woman if she liked it on Feb. 13. The complaint also states that he groped her while she was in the hot tub at the same gym on Feb. 22. He pleaded not guilty Monday to two lewd conduct charges and one count each of elder abuse and battery of an elder.
Winslow is awaiting trial on felony charges of raping two women in Encinitas and an unconscious teenage girl. He is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl at her home in Scripps Ranch in 2003. He is also alleged to have lured a 54-year-old hitchhiker into his Hummer and raped her on Mar. 17, 2018.
Winslow also stands accused of raping a 59-year-old homeless woman on May 13, 2018 and threatening to kill her if she told anyone. He was out of custody on $2 million bail in the felony case. If convicted, he could face life in prison.
He appeared in a Vista courtroom Tuesday on a defense motion to dismiss the felony complaint in which he is charged with kidnapping, forcible rape, and rape of an unconscious person. The judge denied the defense’s motion with the exception of one kidnapping charge, finding there was insufficient evidence that the victim was transported by force or fear before the alleged rape took place.
Deputy District Attorney Dan Owens said he will seek to have the misdemeanor counts consolidated with the felony charges. Winslow’s next court date is scheduled for Mar. 29.
Winslow, the son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow Sr., was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the sixth overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Miami (FL). He played for four NFL teams in nine seasons with 469 receptions for 5,236 yards and 25 touchdowns. He last played for the New York Jets in 2013.