Kellen Winslow II wants a shorter sentence as he currently serves a 14-year prison sentence for a multitude of sex crimes against women.
According to USA TODAY, Winslow has filed a petition in the state of California to have his sentence reduced due to a new state law implemented in 2022. Originally, Winslow was facing life in prison. He was sentenced to 14 years behind bars in March 2021 under a plea agreement after he was convicted of forcible rape, rape of an unconscious person, assault with intent to commit rape, indecent exposure and lewd conduct in public.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 124, which reportedly can help criminal defendants who have experienced “psychological, physical, or childhood trauma, including, but not limited to, abuse, neglect, exploitation, or sexual violence” with re-sentencing, plea bargaining and sentencing.
Winslow is hoping he can be re-sentenced to a shorter term. He is citing the trauma he suffered during his football career as a valid reason.
“Petitioner contends he suffered physical trauma as a result from mild traumatic brain (sic) disorder, as well as potentially CTE,” the petition reads, “and this trauma was a contributing factor in the commission of the offense. Petitioner now seeks a remand for re-sentencing based on AB 124. Petitioner argues because physical trauma contributed to the offenses … the court is required to impose the lower term (of the sentencing considerations).”
Winslow II played nine seasons in the NFL with four different franchises. He finished his playing career with the New York Jets in 2013.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.