Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II has been on the wrong side of the law in recent years, and the news of his continued descent has been troubling to say the least. Earlier this week, Winslow was found guilty of rape, indecent exposure and lewd conduct, and could potentially face life in prison.
And as it turns out, Winslow's history of disturbing sexual behavior reached back to his playing career as well.
According to a new Sports Illustrated report, Winslow reportedly respected zero boundaries when his teammates and coaches were around. How so? Winslow would reportedly pleasure himself in front of his teammates and openly watch pornography during team meetings and flights.
Winslow's reputation was so bad that his teammates in Cleveland begged out of sharing hotel room assignments with him in order to avoid his shamelessly lewd conduct. After those players spoke out, Browns head coach Romeo Crennel and assistant Terry Robiskie apparently tried to lead Winslow in a positive direction, but failed to help him make any meaningful changes to his behavior.
To understand Kellen Winslow Jr., you must get past the fame, power and privilege, to years of unchecked sexual deviance and the dark places where the vulnerable are hunted.@RobertKlemko on Winslow's disturbing crime spreehttps://t.co/9aTxTmyxof pic.twitter.com/oKiAQ8Nt0P— The MMQB (@theMMQB) June 13, 2019
A disturbing history for Winslow has led to an inevitable present: a long, long time behind bars. Truly a tragic fall for a player who coul have had it all.