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Ex-NFL player Winslow Jr. convicted of rape

Ex-NFL player Winslow Jr. convicted of rape

Winslow's defense attorney, Marc Carlos, countered in his closing argument by urging the jurors to consider each alleged victim's case individually and not collectively under the notion that smoke means fire.

The judge told jurors being under oath means telling the whole truth and that they should follow the law how it is written.

A California jury on Monday convicted former National Football League player Kellen Winslow II of rape and misdemeanor charges of indecent exposure and lewd conduct. Prosecutors say he felt empowered by his fame to abuse the most vulnerable.

The charges spanned 16 years, beginning in 2003 with allegations that Winslow, 19 at the time and destined for the University of Miami, raped an unconscious 17-year-old, according to court documents. The jury is now going over the remaining eight charges.

That summer, a 57-year-old woman said he exposed himself to her while she tended to her garden.

While Winslow was out on bail and awaiting trial, a 77-year-old woman reported that he had committed lewd acts in front of her at a gym in February.

According to the same report, the jury has been ordered to return Tuesday to try to come to a conclusion on the remaining eight charges against Winslow.

'Kellen Winslow took what he wanted; he took what he wanted not from one, not from two, but from three women, ' Owens said during the trial, as quoted by Cleveland's NBC affiliate.

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Former NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr. He spent 10 seasons in the NFL, and was at one point the highest paid tight-end in the league.

All five women testified during the nine-day trial.

He is the namesake son of a legendary Chargers tight end and Hall of Famer.

In addition to the Browns, Winslow played for Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets.

"The jurors could benefit from an explanation as to what being under oath means", the note said.

In opening statements on May 20, Winslow's attorneys said their married client had engaged in extramarital sex, including with the hitchhiker, who had Winslow's DNA in her trousers.

The Jane Doe No. 2 Winslow was convicted of raping was a 58-year-old homeless woman at the time of the crime, according to Yahoo Sports.

A judge revoked his bail in March after police accused him of lewd conduct involving a 77-year-old, jail records show.