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Former tight end Winslow Jr. arrested on burglary charge

Kellen Winslow Jr., out of the NFL since 2013, was arrested on suspicion of burglary in Southern California on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

File photo: University of Miami Hurricanes' tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. (R) and Jarrett Payton (34), son's of NFL Hall of Famers Kellen Winslow and Walter Payton, run a play against Rutgers University in the first half, at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida, November 22, 2003. REUTERS/Marc Serota

Winslow was arrested after police were called for a suspected break-in at a mobile home park in Encinitas, Calif. around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. A neighbor had reported a suspicious person entering a residence that wasn’t his, then leaving in a black SUV after being confronted.

Sheriff’s Lt. Karen Stubkjaer told The San Diego Union-Tribune that Winslow had been “positively identified” after deputies in the area saw a vehicle matching the description of the SUV.

Winslow, who grew up in the area and was a local prep star, was being held on $50,000 bail on one count of first-degree burglary on Thursday night.

The Cleveland Browns drafted Winslow sixth overall out of Miami in the 2004 NFL Draft. He started 40 games in four seasons with the Browns before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009.

Winslow, 34, also briefly played for the New England Patriots before spending his final season with the New York Jets. He missed four games that season after being suspended under the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy.

In 105 career games, Winslow finished with 469 catches for 5,236 yards and 25 touchdowns.

Winslow is the son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow.

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