Ex-player Kellen Winslow II arrested on suspicion of multiple sex crimes

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II was arrested Thursday on suspicion of numerous sex-crime charges, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department announced.

The charges include two counts of forcible rape, one count of forcible sodomy, one count of forcible oral copulation, two counts of kidnapping with the intent to commit rape, and indecent exposure.

Winslow II pleaded not guilty Friday in Vista Superior Court to eight felony counts and one misdemeanor related to the accusations. He faces life in prison if convicted.

He remains jailed with no bail.

Winslow, arrested at his home in the San Diego suburb of Encinitas, posted $50,000 bail and was released. He was scheduled to be arraigned Friday.

Among the charges in the complaint, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune:

--Kidnap, rape and forced oral copulation of a 54-year-old woman in March

--Kidnap, rape and sodomy of a 59-year-old woman in May

--Indecent exposure in May

--Burglary with the intent to rape a 71-year-old woman in June

--Burglary with the intent to rape an 86-year-old woman also in June.

On June 7, Winslow was arrested on a felony charge of first-degree burglary in Encinitas. He was freed after posting $50,000 bail on that charge.

Winslow, 34, who played 10 seasons in the NFL and was a 2007 Pro Bowl selection, was stopped by police in his SUV and was identified as the individual involved in a residential burglary at a mobile home park.

The sheriff's department said earlier this week it was investigating the circumstances of the arrest. A spokesperson for the department said Winslow had given inconsistent and varied statements relating to why he was in the mobile home park.

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 for possession of synthetic marijuana.

Winslow 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, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots during his career.