Stubblefield Sentenced to 15 Years to Life in Prison

Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was sentenced today to 15 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a disabled woman whom he lured to his Morgan Hill home with a promise of a babysitting job, authorities said.

Stubblefield, 49, sexually assaulted the victim at his home in April 2015, according to authorities and court testimony.

Following a trial this summer, a jury found Stubblefield guilty July 27 of rape by force, false imprisonment and forcible oral copulation. The jury also found that he used a gun in the assault. The jury found Stubblefield not guilty of the rape of a person incapable of giving consent and oral copulation of a person incapable of giving consent.

Stubblefield was sentenced in an Oct. 22 hearing. Just before ordering the sentencing, Superior Court Judge Arthur Bocanegra rejected a defense motion for a new trial, says a press release from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office.

“‘No’ meant nothing to this defendant,” said Deputy DA Tim McInerny, who prosecuted the case. “Based on his status, I think he was never held accountable for prior criminal behavior. Today, he was properly held accountable.”

McInerny added that Stubblefield’s victim “testified with bravery, poise and grace and allowed the jury to get a true picture of the man.”

During the nine-month trial, two other women testified that Stubblefield had assaulted them, according to the DA’s press release.

Police investigators and prosecutors have said that the victim in the April 2015 incident was developmentally disabled. The victim told investigators that Stubblefield brandished a handgun during the sexual assault incident, according to court records.

Stubblefield was arrested by Morgan Hill Police in May 2016, following a yearlong investigation into the rape accusation. The female victim told police Stubblefield raped her at his home April 9, 2015. The woman arrived at his home after Stubblefield contacted her for a job interview through a babysitting website, according to police.

After a brief job interview, the woman left, according to police. But Stubblefield called her back and offered to pay for her time. When she returned, he allegedly carried her to a room, raped her, forced her to perform oral sex and then gave her $80. The woman drove directly to the Morgan Hill police station from Stubblefield’s home to report the incident.

Stubblefield claimed he had consensual sex with the woman. His attorneys argued that the woman was not disabled.

Stubblefield was drafted by the 49ers in the first round of the 1993 draft, and played for the team until the end of the 1997 season. He then played for the Washington Redskins, and returned to the 49ers for the 2001 and 2002 seasons. He then played for the Oakland Raiders in 2003.

11 Comments

  1. I commend the District Attorney’s office for convicting this man of rape. Although Mr. Stubblefield is a famous athlete, no one is above the law. I myself have a case in which a former attorney of mine, Valerie Houghton, is trying to give custody of my daughter to a documented rapist. Both the mother and I agree that he should not have custody, but Ms. Houghton believes that it serves her interests to interfere. Many people within the District Attorney’s Office are well aware of the situation, including all the top brass and another 12 attorney’s within the domestic violence unit. Rape is a terrible crime, especially when children are the victims. The matter is complicated, but it turns out that what happens to my daughter is firmly in the control of the District Attorney. (C1911365) I have faith that they will do what is right. Here is a link of another page from this website where I have outlined in more detail how my children are being children are being put in harms way. https://www.sanjoseinside.com/news/da-to-dismiss-cases-linked-to-cops-who-made-hateful-comments-on-social-media/ I will also email Ms. Houghton a link to this page and screen shots – in case she would like to reply or dispute any of what I have written.

  2. Ben Z, have faith in God. He is definitely watching. Rot in hell Dana. I hope many will rape you in prison. [email protected] you Valerie Houghton NO PASSES TO RAPISTS. Repent Jeff Rosen before it is too late for you! Ben Z., than you for giving us the name of the aider and supporter of child molesters and rapists. Keep shaming that b!tch!

  3. Although my kids were sex trafficked through the courts, the criteria for an offence under cal penal code section 236.1 is still met.

    We need to hold judges and lawyers to the highest of standards. These are issues that don’t affect only my kids. If anyone is benefitting, then it is likely that this is occurring to other children. It should also be taken into consideration that my kids could potentially victimize others because of their experience. The judge is appointed to be a protector of society and should not put his own interests before the safety of a child.

  4. You’d think being a prominent former NFLer would be enough to induce a lot of woman to voluntarily spend time with you. I always wonder if there’s a degree of brain damage associated with really bad decision making like this.

  5. XBR976,

    Diminished capacity due to concussive damage… interesting angle, especially in a state which has allowed a number of murderous thugs to escape the death penalty because they’re poor test takers (but surprisingly excel at filing for government benefits). Nevertheless, because assaulted women are supported by a decidedly more powerful lobby than are murder victims, I don’t think big Dana has a chance.

  6. BEN Z, it is happening to other children and some judges, attorneys, and other privileged people benefit from it financially and sexually. This is the Afghanistan Bacha Bazi in United States! Here girls are at higher demand. It is a horror but it is real! You not only have to shame them but to fight them with all you have. You are not the first and not alone!

  7. I met this garbage pile one time at a gym in downtown San Jose. I hope he rots in prison. I commend the victim for being so brave.

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