Dana Stubblefield is headed to prison.
The former San Francisco 49ers star has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for raping a mentally disabled woman in a 2015 incident, court officials tell TMZ Sports.
It was back in July when the 49-year-old was found guilty of forcible rape while using a gun. The woman who came to his home thought she was going to be interviewed as a possible babysitter. The incident took place in Morgan Hill, California.
He argued that the sex was consenual, but prosecutors argued the woman was “incapable” of giving consent because of a mental disorder and developmental and physical disabilities.
Stubblefield was drafted in the first round (26th overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He rewarded the team by leading them with 10.5 sacks, becoming the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
In 1997, he recorded 15 sacks and was named 1997’s NFL Defensive Player of the Year by The Associated Press.