Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for multiple counts of rape and other sexual offenses against five women in Southern California.
At the hearing, Winslow declined to comment before his sentence, saying his lawyers had advised him not to speak.
Judge Blaine Bowman said Winslow can only be described with “two words, and that is sexual predator.” Bowman said Winslow selected women who were vulnerable because of their age or their living situation with the idea that “hopefully he would get away with it in his mind.”
The Former NFL player, 37, was convicted of forcible rape of a 58-year-old woman who was homeless, rape of an unconscious person (who was a teenager at the time), assault with intent to commit rape, indecent exposure (towards a 57-year-old woman), and lewd conduct in public involving a 77-year-old woman.
His attorney Marc Carlos said Winslow suffered from head trauma from the many blows to his head while playing football and suggested that was why he “went off the rails,” going from a star athlete to a convicted sexual predator.
Carlos said his client has accepted responsibility and intends to get help.