Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree burglary on Thursday in Encinitas, California, according to multiple reports.
According to KUSI News and NBC San Diego, a resident at the Park Encinitas mobile home park confronted a man who had entered a neighbor's home on Thursday afternoon. The man then got into a black SUV and drove away as the resident called police.
Winslow, 34, was driving the SUV when stopped by San Diego County Sheriff's deputies and identified as the man who had entered the residence. He was booked at the Vista Detention Facility and was being held on $50,000 bail.
In a statement, attorney Harvey A. Steinberg said: "Mr. Winslow 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."
Winslow, the son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow, has not played in the NFL since 2013, his lone season with the New York Jets. He missed four games that season because of a suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He also was arrested that year and charged with possession of synthetic marijuana.
Winslow, a first-round pick in 2004, had his best season with the Cleveland Browns in 2007, when he caught 82 passes for 1,106 yards and five touchdowns and was a Pro Bowl selection. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots during his career.