Former NFL Tight End Kellen Winslow II Found Guilty of Rape

CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 12:  Kellen Winslow #80 of the Cleveland Browns walks on the field during the game against the Baltimore Ravens on September 12, 2004 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Ravens 20-3. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)
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All of Kellen Winslow II's accomplishments over a 10-year NFL career have been rendered null and void by a single jury verdict.

The former tight end, who played most of his career with the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was found guilty of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman in San Diego. The jury remained deadlocked on six other felony charges, but this single conviction could land him 15 years to life in prison.

Ever since he retired from the NFL, Winslow's behavior has become increasingly erratic.

Winslow was charged with 12 criminal counts, including seven felonies. Those include lewd conduct related to an incident with a 78-year-old woman at a health club in March and indecent exposure. Another women alleges Winslow raped her at a house party in 2003.

The son of former San Diego Chargers tight end and Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, the younger Winslow was selected sixth overall in the 2004 NFL Draft after a successful college career at the University of Miami. While injuries sidelined him for his first two pro seasons, Winslow ended up as a Pro Bowler in 2007 with 1,106 yards receiving. Over the course of his career, he piled up 5,326 yards and 25 touchdowns.

All of that, of course, means nothing now that he's facing an extended stay behind bars.

Winslow had made a name for himself as a productive tight end, but his troubling behavior, which has apparently been a problem for decades now, could potentially see him locked up for the rest of his natural life.