AN EX-NFL star raped a vulnerable homeless woman and two others, a court heard.
Kellen Winslow Jr, 35, didn’t show any emotion as prosecutors said he “took what we wanted” during opening statements at his trial in Southern California.
He has pleaded not guilty to 12 counts including rape and sodomy, and could face life in prison if convicted.
In 2018, a 54-year-old woman was hitchhiking when Winslow Jr offered her a ride before attacking her in the car park behind a shopping centre, prosecutors said.
Prosecutor Dan Owens told the court: “She was too scared to scream.”
The woman reported the alleged attack four days later, but refused to be examined and instead gave authorities her blood-stained trousers.
Mr Owens said the DNA tests found traces of the American football player’s semen.
Later that same year, Winslow Jr allegedly befriended a 59-year-old homeless woman who she said sodomised her in May.
'TOO SCARED TO SCREAM'
The wife of a Marine also came forward and reported she was raped by him when he was 19 and she was 17 years old in high school in 2003.
While he was out on £1.58million ($2million) bail this year, Winslow Jr was arrested and charged for lewd conduct after 77-year-old woman claimed he exposed himself to her and masturbated next to her in a hot tub at their gym.
The former Tight End had charges of burglary dropped after he was arrested in 2018 when authorities said they found evidence linking Winslow Jr to two break-ins at the home of 71-year-old woman and 86-year-old woman north of San Diego.
'HIS CHEATING WAYS'
He was jailed without bail after.
Owens told the jury: “Mr. Winslow, the defendant in this case, has been given much but it was not enough. He took what he wanted.”
Brian Watkins, the ex-NFL player’s attorney, told jurors to look at the “lack” and to not judge the married father for his “cheating ways”.
His lawyer added Winslow doesn’t deny having sex with the women, but maintains it was all consensual.
Mr Watkins also disputed the prosecution’s claim the victims did not know he was a former American football player.
He said his client lived a “very common life” and added “when you’re in the spotlight people want things from you”.
Winslow Jr was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2004 before breaking his leg in his rookie season.
He then endured a serious right knee injury during offseason after a motorcycle accident.
Winslow Jr went on to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots and the New York Jets.
His career ended in 2013 after he was suspended for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
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