Former NFL Pro Bowler Convicted of Rape

Former 3-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl XXIX Champion Dana Stubblefield was convicted of rape on Tuesday.

The 45-year old former Defensive Tackle –who made a name for himself with the San Francisco 49ers– is facing 15 years to life in prison.

A jury of 12 men and women found that Stubblefield “raped and forced oral copulation” on an unnamed woman in April of 2015. Stubblefield used a firearm during the incident which raises the severity of the sentence he faces.

Stubblefield was charged back in May 2016 with raping the victim who was a 31-year old developmentally disabled woman he lured to his house from a baby sitting website.

He invited the woman over for a “job interview” in 2015. After the woman left the house, Stubblefield texted her to invite her back so he could “pay her for her time”. When she returned to Stubblefield’s residence he picked her up and took her to a room where the incident occurred.

After the incident, Stubblefield gave the victim $80 dollars and sent her on her way.

While the DNA evidence matched Stubblefield, his attorney said he was being “unfairly targeted due to his celebrity and wealth”. His attorney also stated that Stubblefield passed a lie detector test “with flying colors”. However, the jury was left unconvinced.

Despite Stubblefield’s on-field success as an All-Pro and becoming NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1997, he has been marred by a slew of legal issues since retiring.

In 2009, Stubblefield received two years of probation for lying to federal investigators over performance-enhancing drug scandal in which his name appeared on a client list of a laboratory which was distributing them to NFL players. He received a lighter sentence for his cooperation by turning over names of players he suspected were using drugs.

The following year, Stubblefield was sentenced to 90 days in jail for stealing his girlfriend’s mail by submitting fraudulent change-of-address forms.

 

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Rita
Rita
6 days ago

Good grief – it took FIVE YEARS to decide this case!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ernaldo
ernaldo
6 days ago

That’s turns out to be one expensive erection, yo?

Mar
Mar
6 days ago
Reply to  ernaldo

As a rape survivor, it’s difficult to think anyone could make a joke. If Karma exist, perhaps you will find out one day what it’s like to live with PTSD from rape.

Eliot
Eliot
6 days ago
Reply to  ernaldo

Was the victim white??
If she was, you won’t see this anywhere in or on the mainstream “media”

onceademocrat
onceademocrat
6 days ago

I have had it with the professional sport people. Will never attend or support any sport.

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 days ago
Reply to  onceademocrat

Me too!

BwaHa
BwaHa
3 days ago
Reply to  onceademocrat

I quit watching when Krapperdick pulled his fist pump and knee stunt.

Louie Rey
Louie Rey
6 days ago

Another day another reason why I’m not going to be doing very much sports watching and that’s saying something for me because I’ve been a lifelong sports fan and this pandemic hasn’t helped at all. This really is pathetic. Taking advantage of a mentally challenged woman? Really? Please.

P. Roman
P. Roman
6 days ago

Not the first athlete to be convicted for a crime. And he will not be the last.

John J
John J
5 days ago

The NATIONAL FELON’S LEAGUE is alive and well

The dude
The dude
5 days ago

No pic? Why? You know why.

BwaHa
BwaHa
3 days ago

Wonder if he’ll take a knee and raise a fist just before they put his arse in the transport van.

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