Former San Francisco 49ers star defender Dana Stubblefield must go to prison, The Mercury News reported Thursday.
“He took advantage of her, he preyed on her, he though because of her disability and the fact that they were alone that she wouldn’t report it and that she wouldn’t be able to testify in court, but the jury felt otherwise,” said Santa Clara County Assistant District Attorney Tim McInery, after the verdict.
Jurors convicted Stubblefield of rape by force, oral copulation by force and false imprisonment, and charged him of raping a person who was unable to consent.
A 49-year-old former defensive lineman, for the San Francisco 49ers, the Washington football team and the Oakland Raiders, was charged with rape with violence, oral copulation with violence and false imprisonment in July.
Jurors also found that Stubblefield had used a weapon in the 2015 attack, according to the prosecutor’s office.
He returned to the Bay Area to end his 11-year career as a lineman and starred for the 49ers from 2000-01 and the Raiders from 2003 on.
Stubblefield was one of the people who won Super Bowl XXIX and was given All-Pro honors in 1997 after a career which included 15 sacks.
Stubblefield was 26th overall in the first round and starred in the 1994 and 1995 Pro Bowl.
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