Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr’s lawyer is trying to use CTE as an excuse for his client to receive a lighter sentence for sexual assault.  He plead guilty to raping an unconscious teen and sexual battery involving a 54-year-old woman back in November.

The plea deal included an agreement to sentence him to between 12 and 18 years in prison.  

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The CTE excuse wasn’t used at any time during the trial and is only being used as an attempt to receive a sentence less than the 12 to 18 years.

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