It was 2 years ago today that this NFL player posted a picture on Instagram of him, his wife and their two children and wished his wife a Happy 10-year wedding anniversary. Even using the hashtag #soulmates. His life has changed drastically over the past 2 years after the former NFL player was arrested not once but twice in less than 1 week and is now facing up to 9 serious charges that could result in him facing life in prison.
This isn’t the first time he has been arrested either. Back in January of 2014, Winslow was arrested for an incident that happened the previous November.
The police were called after it was reported that he was in a Target store’s parking lot pleasuring himself. When the police showed up they found plastic bags marked “Mr. Happy” and empty plastic containers of “Funky Monkey” scattered throughout the vehicle. After they tested the product they discovered that it was synthetic marijuana which led to that arrest.
His latest charges are what will put him away for a long time.
According to CBS Sports, Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II is facing a multitude of serious legal charges after being arrested for the second time in less than a week.
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Winslow was taken into custody on Thursday, just hours after the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department put out a warrant for his arrest.
Although authorities didn’t offer any details on the case, we do know that Winslow has been hit with a total of nine charges, including two counts of kidnapping with the intent to commit rape and two counts of forcible rape.
The San Diego County District Attorney didn’t offer any further details. However, a member of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department did tell NBC San Diego that the case involved “multiple victims.” Winslow is potentially looking at life in prison if he’s convicted on all charges, according to TMZ.com.
The SDCSD also added that the charges were unrelated to Winslow’s arrest last week. On June 7, the former first-round pick was charged with one count of residential burglary after an incident at a mobile home park just north of San Diego. Shortly after the incident, Winslow’s attorney, Harvey A. Weinberg, issued a statement saying that Winslow didn’t commit any type of burglary.
In that case, Winslow ended up spending several hours in jail before being bailed out on a $50,000 bond. Winslow was actually supposed to be arraigned for that case on Thursday, but that’s now been pushed back to Friday.
The former NFL tight end hasn’t played in the NFL since 2013 when he caught 31 passes for the Jets. Although Winslow spent 10 seasons in the NFL, the 34-year-old never lived up to the hype that came with being the sixth overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.
During his 10-year career, Winslow played for the Browns (2004-08), Buccaneers (2009-11), Patriots (2012) and Jets (2013). Winslow is the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, who spent nine seasons with the Chargers before retiring in 1987.
It is always eye-opening when you think that sports stars have it all and then you learn the truth behind what is really going on in their lives.