More troubling news in the National Football league sees another former player being criminally charged off the field. He may not be a current NFL player, however he was a Super Bowl champion.
Trouble For Dana Stubblefield
Dana Stubblefield ,who has played in the NFL for 11 seasons, has been charged with rape on Monday. Reports say that he lured a woman who was disabled to his house back in April of 2015.
The County District Attorney in Santa Clara said he allegedly assaulted the woman at his home after interviewing her for a babysitting job.
The trial lasted nine months and in the end he was found guilty of copulation by force & false imprisonment. Also, the jury found that Stubblefield used a gun in the assault.
“The charges that Stubblefield were found guilty of the rape of a person incapable of giving consent, and oral copulation of a person incapable of giving consent,” officials said in a statement.
Afterward, he remained in jail without bail pending final sentencing. He is currently facing 15 years to life in prison. In other words, that’s a long time for Dana Stubblefield.
On April 9, 2015 sometime in the afternoon, the 31-year-old victim at the time traveled to Stubblefield’s home after he contacted through a babysitter website. However he was not looking for a babysitter.
After that, the assault took place, she immediately went to the police department to report the crime.
His Success On the Field
During his 11 years in the National Football League, Stubblefield played for four teams. He accumulated 53.5 sacks, 353 total solo tackles, and eight forced fumbles. He’s a Super Bowl champion, Pro Bowl player, defensive rookie of the year in 1993, and defensive player of the year in 1997. The only thing he’s missing is a Pro Football Hall of Fame induction. However, this might hurt his chances.
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