Retired NFL player Kellen Winslow II started cycling about 5 years ago. He enjoyed it so much he started training hard, racing amateur gran fondo style events and announced he wanted to race professionally.
“My goal is to go pro. With my determination I’m going to get there. I put all my effort into it. I absolutely love it.”
Like millions of other cyclists he used Strava to log gran fondo rides and training rides around his home in San Diego County, California.
But now his Strava data might help send the NFL super star to jail for life if he is convicted of alleged crimes for which he is on trial, including indecent exposure, lewd behavior and rape.
Data from Winslow’s Strava account seems to show exactly where he was on the day that he is accused of exposing himself to a women last year.
According to Strava data, the former NFL Pro-Bowl player was just one house away from the woman’s home at the time of the alleged incident.
“Does the record show that Mr. Winslow was riding his bike on May 24th, 2018, around the time that was alleged for count 6?” Judge Blaine Bowman asked at Winslow’s criminal trial.
“Yes, Your Honor, it shows he began the ride at 3:26 p.m., and the ride origin is just … one house away from where the victim stated this occurred,” replied San Diego County prosecutor Dan Owens. “And she testified it happened around 3:30.”
Winslow has pleaded not guilty and his attorneys are trying to show the jury that the alleged victims were mistaken or pursuing him for money and the sex was consensual.
The trial is expected to last through June.
Photo: Kellen Winslow II – Twitter