49-year-old Dana Stubblefield was found guilty of wooing a disabled woman at her Morgan Hill home in April 2015 with a promise to give a child a job after she promised a child. He faces a sentence of 15 years in prison.
According to the Santa Dera County District Attorney’s office, the former defensive tackler, who was with 49 people for seven years, was convicted by a jury on charges of rape, use of force by force, and rape with false imprisonment. He was acquitted of other charges of rape of a person unable to consent, and oral intercourse of a person unable to consent.
After reading the verdict, Stubblefield was sent to jail without bail.
Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen called the ruling a “victory of resilience” in a statement released on Monday.
“The victim has struggled her entire life with the challenges of being handicapped and self-reliant,” Rosen said. “If we are not fighting for her, what are we fighting for? It has been a long road for this remarkable woman and we are grateful to her for some closure and justice for our community, an unconscious and violent Crime after justice. “
Attorney Alan Sawyer of Stanfield said he “strongly believes” his client is innocent. They plan to appeal the ruling.
He also said that there were “unprecedented jury trial circumstances” caused by Kovid-19, which prevented Stubblefield from receiving due process.
“It was very difficult for gamblers to remember what evidence was presented months ago,” Sawyer told CNN on Monday. “The jury was on the panel in January and it closed for two months because of Kovid, then again for weeks on time.”
Sawyer said it’s a “very difficult time” for his client and family, but Stubblefield is “resilient”.
Stubblefield was a 49ers first round draft pick in 1993. From 1993 to 2003, he spent three years with the Washington Football team with the San Francisco 49ers and a total of seven years with the defensive tackle with the Oakland Raiders.