Former 49ers pass runner Dana Stubblefield found guilty of rape, may serve 15 years in prison


Former defensive fixture for the San Francisco 49ers Dana Stubblefield was convicted of raping a woman at gunpoint on Monday by a Santa Clara County jury, CBS San Francisco reported. The 49-year-old may face a sentence of 15 years.

The jury found Stubblefield guilty of forcible rape, verbally coerced by force and false imprisonment and acquitted of raping a person unable to consent. Prosecutors said Jewelers also determined that Stubblefield had used the gun during the 2015 attack. Stubblefield has been sent to jail without bail, being sentenced.

According to prosecutors, in 2015, Stubblefield lured the then 31-year-old woman, who has a disabled child, to her California home on the pretext of a job. After conducting the interview, Stubblefield asks the woman to come back to his house so that he can pay her her time. Then raped her before giving her $ 80 and let her go.

The plaintiffs said the woman immediately reported the rape – as well as the money given by Stubblefield to the Morgan Hill Police Department. DNA evidence matched Stubblefield.

“It was a victory for flexibility,” Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in a statement. “The victim has struggled all her life to learn and become disabled. If we are not fighting for her, what are we fighting for?”

Alan Sawyer, one of Stubblefield’s trial lawyers, said they would be looking for a new path. Sawyer argued on behalf of Stubblefield that the situation was a “paid encounter for sex”.

“We hope to keep fighting for Mr. Stubblefield’s innocence,” Sawyer told the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday. “We will clear his name, and we look forward to fighting it in the courts. This is just the first battle.”

This is not Stubfield’s first run-in with the law. He was sentenced to probation in 2009 after he was convicted of lying to federal officials investigating ring catering, a performance enhancing drug for professional athletes. A year later, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to stealing his ex-girlfriend’s mail.

The 26th overall pick in the 1993 draft, Stubblefield had an 11-year NFL career that included seven seasons with 49ers. A member of the 49ers’ 1994 championship team, Stubblefield was selected for three Pro Bowls during his time in San Francisco. He earned All-Pro honors in 1997 after recording a career-high 15 sacks. He spent three seasons in Washington and one season in Oakland.

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