Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested “on suspicion of burglarizing a residence” on Thursday in Encinitas, CA, according to San Diego’s CBS 8.
NBC San Diego reports that Winslow was charged with one felony of first-degree burglary.
Winslow is the son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow, a former San Diego Chargers star.
Here’s more on the story from CBS 8:
Winslow was spotted around 2:40 p.m. walking into a residence at the park in the 400 block of North El Camino Real by a neighbor who lived nearby, according to Lt. Karen Stubkjaer of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
The neighbor confronted Winslow because he did not recognize him as being the resident who lived there, Stubkjaer said.
Winslow tried to drive away in his SUV, “but was tracked down by San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies and arrested,” according to NBC San Diego. He was booked into the Vista Detention Facility.
The 34-year-old was the sixth overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2004 NFL Draft after starring in college for the Miami Hurricanes. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, and the New York Jets, where he finished his NFL career in 2013. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2007, when he caught 82 passes for 1,106 yards and five touchdowns with the Browns.
Winslow — who grew up in San Diego — has been playing in The Spring League, with hopes of still having an NFL career. That was already a significant longshot due to being out of the NFL for five years, and off-the-field issues certainly wouldn’t help the chances.