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Former NFL Star Charged With Raping ‘Developmentally Delayed’ California Woman

Former 49er Dana Stubblefield Charged With Raping 'Developmentally Delayed' California Woman

Christian Datoc Audience Development Manager

Former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield was arrested and charged with five felony counts of raping a “developmentally delayed” woman.

According to the Mercury News, the incident occurred at Stubblefield’s San Jose home on April 9, 2015.

The victim had reportedly applied for a nannying job with Stubblefield earlier that day, when Stubblefield lured her back to his home under the pretense of paying her for taking the interview.

After the woman returned to Stubblefield’s home, the police report claims he picked her up and carried her to a different room where he forced her into oral and vaginal sex.

“This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim,” deputy district attorney Tim McInerny said in a statement. “She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted.”

A three-time Pro Bowler, Stubblefield played the 1993-1997 seasons with the 49ers and was a part of the Super Bowl XXIX  champion team. He also spent time with Washington, Oakland and New England before retiring in 2004.

His charges include rape, rape of a victim incapable of giving consent, oral copulation, oral copulation with a victim incapable of giving consent and false imprisonment, all felonies.

Stubblefield was released on $250,000 bail Monday evening from the Morgan Hill Police and has an arraignment hearing scheduled for June.

He has vehemently denied the charges and claim he “is being unfairly targeted due to his celebrity and wealth by someone with full motivation to lie.” In a statement from his lawyer, he claimed the sex was consensual, and that she made two requests after the sex: money and a job.

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