Umm, the Judge in Former NFL Tight End Kellen Winslow Jr.’s Rape Case Sounds Crazy

Former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr. looks through protective glass during his arraignment June 15, 2018, in Vista, Calif. The former tight end was arrested Thursday on charges of rape and other sex crimes, the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge.
Photo: Hayne Palmour (San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. is currently facing serious time for allegedly kidnapping and raping two women and sexually assaulting three others in his hometown of Encinitas, Calif.

On Thursday, Winslow’s lawyers were requesting that the ex-NFL star be released from jail, but with advancements in technology that could have video recordings mounted throughout Winslow’s home, allowing the court to be aware of Winslow’s every move.

TMZ Sports reports that the judge in Winslow’s case cited the movie Mission Impossible and trickery used by Tom Cruise as a reason to deny Winslow’s bail.

“So what about all these movies I watch like Mission Impossible and stuff like that, where they create this endless loop?” the judge, who I’m assuming got his law degree from Chuck E. Cheese State University, said in open court.

“So the guy, like, the Russians watching something ... he sees everything is fine and meanwhile, Tom Cruise and all his folks are going around the scene and doing all this stuff,” the judge added.

Winslow’s lawyer assured the judge that “Tom Cruise isn’t on our team yet,” TMZ reports.


Didn’t matter; the judge denied Winslow’s bail.

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.