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Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. arrested for burglary

Posted at 1:52 AM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 09:17:39-04

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) - Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr., the son of legendary Chargers tight end Kellen Winslow, was arrested and booked for residential burglary on Thursday, authorities said.

Around 2:39 p.m., a resident called the San Diego County Sheriff's Department to report a possible burglary at the Park Encinitas Mobile Home Park on El Camino Real.

The resident indicated that a black male walked into a home, and when they confronted the man, he left the area in a black SUV, according to deputies.

Deputies checked the area and located a matching vehicle on El Camino Real. Winslow Jr., the driver, was positively identified as the person who had been in the home.

The 34-year-old was arrest for residential burglary and booked into custody at the Vista Detention Facility. Winslow Jr. posted a $50,000 bail early Friday morning.

Anyone with information related to this incident can call the North Coastal Patrol Station at (760) 966-3500, or the Sheriff's Communication Center at (858) 565-5200.

Winslow Jr. was a high school football star in San Diego before enrolling at the University of Miami.

Winslow Jr. was drafted sixth overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2004 NFL Draft. Winslow Jr., who played tight end like his father, played for the Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and New York Jets before his career ended in 2013.