Ex-NFL player Winslow Jr takes plea deal before rape retrial

JULIE WATSON Associated Press VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to raping an unconscious teen in 2003 and to sexual battery involving a 54-year-old hitchhiker in a deal that spared him the possibility of life in prison. Winslow initially hesitated and seemed to agonize over his decision. "I'm sorry. I'm just not thinking very clearly," Winslow told the judge at one point. He asked the judge for more time before he finally entered the guilty pleas moments before he was about to be retried on six felonies including kidnapping, sodomy, forced oral copulation and two charges of forcible rape in San Diego County Superior Court that could have sent him to prison for life if he was convicted. In exchange for his plea, the court agreed to sent
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