Kellen Winslow II Pleads Not Guilty to Rape & Kidnapping, Remains Jailed

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II remained in jail Friday with no bail after pleading not guilty to multiple counts of kidnapping, rape and other charges.

The 34-year-old was ordered to return to San Diego County Superior Court on June 25 for a preliminary hearing.

If convicted, Winslow could face a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Prosecutors allege Winslow began a crime spree last March that included rapes, kidnappings, indecent exposure and burglary and continued until just before his arrest this week.

According to charging documents, he allegedly kidnapped and raped a 54-year-old woman on March 13 and then a 59-year-old woman on May 13.

On May 24, prosecutors claim he exposed himself in a public place.

The burglary charges involved alleged break-ins at the home of a 71-year-old woman on June 1 and an 86-year-old woman on June 7.

Winslow was originally arrested June 7 in the burglary case. After posting bail, he was arrested again Thursday on the additional charges. On Friday, he was held without bail.

Winslow spent 10 seasons in the NFL from 2004 to 2013 with Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets. The former University of Miami star had 469 catches for 5,236 yards and 25 touchdowns in 105 games.

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