Previous San Francisco 49ers star protective lineman Dana Stubblefield is headed to prison, as a sentence of 15 years to life was handed to the 49-year-old on Thursday, according to The Mercury News. Back in July, Stubblefield was condemned of raping a potential babysitter in 2015 in his home. The jury discovered Stubblefield guilty of rape by force, oral copulation by force and false jail time and acquitted him of raping an individual incapable of providing consent. Jurors also determined that Stubblefield used a gun during the 2015 attack, prosecutors said.” No meant absolutely nothing to this accused. Based on his status, I think he was never held liable for prior criminal behavior,” Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerney stated in a declaration Thursday. “Today, he was properly held liable.” During the course of the trial, McInerney contacted the testimony of 2 ladies who affirmed to being assaulted by Stubblefield, according to The Mercury News. The previous athlete has also had a couple of other confrontations with the law, such as being sent to prison for 90 days after pleading guilty to stealing his previous girlfriends mail in 2010. A year earlier, in 2009, Stubblefield was sentenced to probation after he plead guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating a performance-enhancing drugs call catering to professional athletes.
Stubblefield was originally prepared by the 49ers with the No. 26 overall choice in the 1993 NFL Draft. He was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year after tallying 10.5 sacks and made three Pro Bowls during his time in San Francisco. Stubblefield was likewise a part of the group that won Super Bowl XXIX, and made All-Pro honors in 1997 after recording a career-high 15 sacks. The Kansas product then signed with the Washington Redskins in 1998, before returning to San Francisco a few seasons later on. Stubblefield likewise had an one-year stint with the Oakland Raiders in 2003, and signed with the New England Patriots in 2004 before he was injured and launched..