After the rape cases of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robinho and Terrance Ferguson, another sportsman is having trouble with the justice for the same horrid crime. Dana Stubblefield has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for a rape occurred in 2015.
Dana Stubblefield, 49 years old, is a 6 foot 2 inch, 290 lb defensive tackle who graduated from Taylor High School which is located in North Bend, Ohio. After graduating he attended the University of Kansas. Stubblefield was drafted in the first round of the 1993 NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
Dana Stubblefield has played for the New England Patriots, the Oakland Raiders, the Washington Redskins, and the San Francisco 49ers. He was also a varsity defensive line coach for Valley Christian High School which is located in San Jose, California.
This week, a court in Santa Clara, California has ruled that Dana Stubblefield will receive 15 years of life in prison because of a 2015 incident of Stubblefield raping a mentally disabled woman. Stubblefield was arrested in May of 2016 after the former 49ers player raped a woman after inviting her to his home in Santa Clara for a job interview. Jurors also stated that Stubblefield used a gun during the assault. After raping her, the investigators said he wanted to pay her for her job that day. So he gave her $80 then let her be.
Stubblefield will have to do a minimum of 15 years behind bars according to the ruling. Stubblefield was present while the ruling was settled. Allen Sawyer, Stubblefield’s attorney, is confident that the case will be overturned. Sawyer stated, “I’ve never had a case that so much evidence has been excluded. We wanted the truth to come out and we’re going to keep fighting.”
The lawyer also added, “It’s hard on his family. He has children and a wife but this is what he has to go through in order to get to where he needs to be”.