Kellen Winslow Jr. went from a football star who had it all to a man facing life in prison.
The former NFL tight end was convicted by a jury of rape on Monday after raping two women 15 years apart. Winslow was also found guilty on charges including indecent exposure and lewd conduct after exposing himself and touching himself in front of multiple women.
Apparently touching himself in public was an issue for Winslow, detailed by a story published by Sports Illustrated on Thursday.
The article went into depth about how Winslow would regularly masturbate to porn in front of teammates throughout his career.
He could count on having an empty seat next to him on any team flight, due to his ritual of watching hardcore pornography on his portable DVD player, according to those sources. On one occasion, an equipment manager tasked with delivering gear to lockers after hours walked in on Winslow masturbating at his locker, two seats away from the entrance, according to two team officials familiar with the incident.
When pornography became widely available on mobile phones, he often watched it on his smartphone during meetings, the two former teammates said (nowadays, such sites would typically be blocked by the building WiFi). Teammates begged out of shared hotel room assignments with Winslow because he watched pornography and masturbated openly, with no regard for who was in the room, a teammate and an official said.
Later on in his career, after being sent to Tampa Bay via trade, Winslow acquired a life-sized silicone mold of a woman’s torso—complete with vagina and anus—to bring with him on road trips, according to one former assistant coach.
Sports Illustrated also noted that Winslow would gloat about cheating on his wife via one-night stands on team road trips.