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Former pro tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. charged with rape

Former pro tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. charged with rape
Browns' Kellen Winslow makes a third quarter touchdown reception during a football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in Oakland, Calif. Cleveland won the game, 24-21. (Ben Margot / Associated Press)

Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested and charged with rape and other sex crimes on the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge.

Winslow, 34, was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit rape and single counts of forcible sodomy, oral copulation and indecent exposure. He’s free after posting $50,000 bail.

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He faces arraignment Friday.

Winslow was due to appear in court Thursday after being charged with burglary following an incident last month at a mobile home park. He now faces arraignment Friday.

The son of Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow, the younger Winslow spent 10 seasons in the NFL from 2004 to ’13 with Cleveland, Tampa Bay, New England and the New York Jets. The former University of Miami star had 469 catches for 5,236 yards and 25 touchdowns in 105 games.

Once NFL's highest-paid tight end, he was suspended in 2013 with the Jets for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. In November 2013, he was arrested after a woman told police she saw him masturbating in a parked car outside of a New Jersey department store. Winslow was arrested for possession of synthetic marijuana, and the charge was dropped after he completed court-ordered terms.

Drafted No. 6 overall by Cleveland, he broke his right leg in his rookie season, then sustained a serious right knee injury in a motorcycle accident that offseason.

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The Arizona Cardinals have signed punter Andy Lee to a two-year contract extension through 2020. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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