*Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested last week on suspicion of burglary at a mobile home park near San Diego.
According to a statement from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the 34-year-old alarmed a neighbor who called authorities and reported a possible residential burglary.
“The reporting party indicated a black male adult had walked into a neighbor’s residence,” and that person confronted the man because they “did not recognize him as being the resident who lived there.”
Spokeswoman Denise White of EAG Sport Management said via email:
“Mr. Winslow emphatically denies committing any burglary. He would have no need to burglarize or steal anything from anyone at a trailer park.”
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Winslow’s representatives claim he was house-hunting for his mother-in-law when he was confronted by “an over-reactive neighbor” while walking around, and that the house in question is actually owned by “friends who attend church with his wife.” White said the owner of the home confirmed that Winslow never entered the house and that nothing was taken, per nbcnews.com.
Winslow reportedly spent five hours in a North County Jail before posting his $50,000 bail. His court appearance was scheduled for today (06-11-18).
Winslow’s attorney, Harvey A. Steinberg, said in a statement that the former pro “emphatically denies committing any burglary. He would have no need to burglarize or steal anything from anyone at a trailer park.”
“He looks forward to being vindicated once this matter is fully investigated and adjudicated through the court system,” Steinberg said in a statement.