Kellen Winslow Jr.’s wife files for divorce as rape retrial nears
The wife of former New York Jet and convicted rapist Kellen Winslow Jr. has filed for divorce — about a month before the ex-NFL star’s retrial on other sexual assault charges.
Janelle Winslow, who has been married to the ex-NFL tight end for 13 years and has two children with him, filed on Aug. 30 in San Diego, local outlet KGTV reported Monday.
This comes after the 36-year-old former footballer in June was found guilty of the May 2018 rape of a 58-year-old homeless woman he befriended in Encinitas.
Winslow was also convicted of indecent exposure and lewd conduct for incidents involving two other women.
The same jury deadlocked while deliberating on eight other charges, including rape and kidnapping in connection with two other women.
One of the women alleges Winslow raped her at a San Diego house party in 2003 when she was a 17-year-old high school student and he was 19 and home from college for the summer.
A hitchiker also accused Winslow of picking her up in 2018 and raping her in his hummer.
A retrial is set to begin on Sept. 30. Winslow faces life in prison, if convicted.
Winslow, who also played for the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots, was with the Jets in 2013.
His father, Kellen Winslow Sr., 61, was a legendary tight end for the San Diego Chargers and is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. New York Post