On Thursday, reports came out that Kellen Winslow II had been arrested -- again -- in San Diego, without really giving much detail about what he had allegedly done this time.
His previous arrests were for marijuana possession and burglary. This time, things are looking much more serious.
Winslow faces 9 different criminal charges, including kidnapping and multiple accusations of rape. He could face life in prison.
First, here are the charges that WInslow II is facing, according to TMZ's report.
-Two counts of kidnapping with the intent to commit rape
-Two counts of forcible rape
-One count of forcible sodomy
-One count of forcible oral copulation
-Two counts of residential burglary
-One count of indecent exposure
We know that those last two don't even sound like they're worth mentioning in the context of those other, very serious charges.
As we said earlier, if he is convicted of all of these charges, he could be facing life in prison.
From what law enforcement officials have told TMZ Sports, Winslow was arrested by the Sheriff's Major Crimes Division.
The arrest went down at 1:05pm on Thursday.
The San Diego District Attorney informed TMZ of what happened.
"A warrant was issued this morning for Kellen Winslow II’s arrest," the D.A. revealed. "And he was taken into custody by San Diego Sheriff’s Deputies Thursday afternoon."
(Of all of the tattoos that Kellen Winslow II has accumulated over the years, he says that this Frederick Douglass quote is one that he does not regret or intend to have removed)
The 34-year-old professional athlete played football for the NFL from 2004 to 2013.
Now, he has been placed into police custody at the Vista Detention Facility, a San Diego county jail.
In the mean time, a search warrant has been carried out upon his residence.
Winslow has been married to his wife, Janelle, since 2006.
Son Jalen Maximus Winslow was born in February of 2011.
Daughter Juliana Arielle Winslow was born in August of 2013.
On June 7 of 2018, just a week before Winslow's arrest for these very serious charges, he was arrested fleeing an Encinitas, California mobile home park.
At the time, he was only charged with felony first degree burglary.
The exact accusations against him remain unclear, as does the timeline for how the alleged burglary connects to ... everything else.
But these are deeply disturbing and disgusting allegations.
It is believed that they come from at least two different women, but a lot of details are still up in the air.
We imagine that we will all know more very soon as this sickening story unfolds.
Our hearts go out to any victims of sexual violence in this case and beyond.
Sex crimes are some of the most vicious and evil deeds that a person can commit, and recovery for survivors can take a lifetime.
We also extend our sympathies to Winslow's wife and children. This week, their lives changed forever through no fault of their own.
Many people have already taken to social media to express their sadness that Janelle and her children are caught up in alleged crimes that they have not committed.
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