Kellen Winslow headed to second rape trial in September, will remain in jail

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USA TODAY Sports’ Brent Schrotenboer discusses the rape charges against former NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr.
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VISTA, Calif. — Former NFL star Kellen Winslow II is headed to a second rape trial here this fall after his first trial ended in a mistrial this week on eight of the 12 charges against him.

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday that her office would retry Winslow on all eight of those pending charges in a trial set to begin Sept. 30 with jury selection, followed by opening statements on Oct. 7.

The jury in the first trial did convict Winslow of three charges, including felony rape of a 58-year-old homeless woman on the side of the road in May 2018. Those convictions still stand and could send him to prison for up to nine years.

But after the jury deadlocked on six felony and two misdemeanor charges, Stephan’s office faced a choice – either try those eight charges again with a different jury or drop some or all of them. 

“We found the fact that Mr. Kellen Winslow has been convicted of forcible rape as well misdemeanor offenses of a sexual nature involving two additional victims, that this boded rather well for a…

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