Dana Stubblefield, former participant with the San Francisco 49ers, was convicted on July 27 of the rape of a disabled girl in April 2015.
An official launch from the Santa Clara District Lawyer’s Workplace on July 27 stated the 49-year-old former soccer participant had “lured” a “developmentally disabled” girl to his house on the pretense of interviewing her for a job after he contacted her by way of a babysitting web site.
“After a nine-month trial, Stubblefield was discovered responsible of rape by drive, oral copulation by drive and false imprisonment. The jury additionally discovered that he used a gun within the assault,” in keeping with the assertion.
Right here’s what it’s essential to know:
1. Stubblefield Was Remanded to Jail With out Bail and Faces a Sentence of 15 Years to Life
Following the decision, Stubblefield “was remanded to jail with out bail, pending sentencing. He faces 15-years-to-life in jail,” the assertion stated.
Stubblefield was booked at Santa County Clara Jail and is scheduled to make his subsequent court docket look on August 28.
District Lawyer Rosen referred to as the July 27 verdict “a triumph of resilience.”
“The sufferer has struggled her entire life with studying disabilities and challenges to be self-sufficient. If we aren’t preventing for her, then who’re we preventing for? It has been an extended street for this outstanding girl and we’re grateful to the jury for offering her some closure and, for our group, justice after an unconscionable and violent crime.”
2. Stubblefield Invited the Girl Again to His Dwelling After She Had Left, Then Raped Her, Police Stated
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— New York Put up (@nypost) July 29, 2020
The sufferer, who was 31 on the time, had already left the Morgan Hill house after a 20-minute interview when she acquired a textual content message from Stubblefield, asking her to return as he wished to pay her for her time.
The Morgan Hill Police stated when she returned, Stubblefield raped her and paid her $80, in keeping with the San Francisco Chronicle.
Protection attorneys argued that the intercourse was consensual. Lawyer Allen Sawyer stated the girl was paid to have intercourse with Stubblefield, however the jury was prohibited from displaying proof to help this declare, and he’ll search a brand new trial.
3. Stubblefield Was Initially Charged for the Rape in 2016. On the Time, He Was Residing With His Spouse & Small Kids, Prosecutors Stated
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 28, 2020
Santa Clara County prosecutors stated on the time of the alleged assault, Stubblefield was residing at house together with his spouse and two younger youngsters.
The Chicago Tribune reported in Could 2016 that bail for Stubblefield was set at $250,000 following his preliminary cost of 5 felony counts.
ABC Information printed commentary from Ken Rosenfeld, Stubbefield’s lawyer, who on the time solid aspersions on the validity of the sufferer’s claims.
He stated the girl had requested Stubblefield for a job and cash after consensual intercourse, noting Stubblefield had handed lie detector exams. He claimed the complainant had texted Stubblefield on greater than 20 events asking him for cash.
One other lawyer representing Stubblefield, Stubblefield’s lawyer, Gary Winuk, claimed the defendant was unfairly focused attributable to his movie star and wealth.
Santa Clara Deputy District Lawyer Tim McInerny identified the burden and peak distinction between the pair, and stated the six foot three, 340 pound Stubblefield “bodily picked [the victim] up … carried her and assaulted her.”
The decision reached on July 27 comes 5 years after the sufferer initially filed a report with the Morgan Hill Police Division. The trial went on for 9 months.
4. Stubblefield Was Drafted to the 49ers as a Defensive Sort out in 1993
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— SFGATE (@SFGate) July 27, 2020
Stubblefield was “drafted by the 49ers in 1993 and named to the NFL All-Professional staff from 1994 by way of 1997.” He was a member of the 49ers 1994 Championship staff, in keeping with CBS Sports activities.
“He spent the subsequent three seasons with Washington, then performed two extra years with the 49ers and a closing season with the Raiders earlier than retiring at the beginning of the 2004 season,” the San Francisco Chronicle stated.
CBS Sports activities additionally reported Stubblefield “had an 11-year NFL profession that included seven seasons with the 49ers.”
The outlet stated “Stubblefield was chosen to 3 Professional Bowls throughout his time in San Francisco. He earned All-Professional honors in 1997 after recording a profession excessive 15 sacks. He additionally spent three seasons in Washington and one season in Oakland.”
5. Stubblefield Has Beforehand Been in Bother With the Regulation for Steroid Use & Stealing a Former Girlfriend’s Mail
In his final season, Stubblefield was concerned in a scandal round steroid use, and charged for mendacity to an IRS agent concerning his substance use. He was fined $5000 and positioned on two years’ probation.
Information filed by the USA District Court docket Northern District of California from January 2008 present that Stubblefield was notified by the NFL in November 2003 that he had examined optimistic for THG (Tetrahydrogestrinone.) He was suspended for 4 video games consequently.
Information additionally present Stubblefield paid the $5000 fantastic in full in February 2009.
Additional data present in 2010, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading responsible to stealing his former girlfriend’s mail.