SANTA CLARA (KRON) — Former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a disabled woman, according to court documents.
Stubblefield, 45, sexually assaulted the developmentally disabled victim during the afternoon of April 9, 2015, court documents said. She was allegedly assaulted in his Morgan Hill home.
The incident occurred when the then 31-year-old victim went to the home after she was asked to interview for a babysitter job, according to court documents. She reported the crime to Morgan Hill Police right after the crime occurred.
Stubblefield reportedly gave the victim $80 after the alleged rape, according to court documents.
Court documents describe the victim as standing 5 feet and weighing about 105 pounds, and Stubblefield is listed as 6-foot, 3-inches and weighing about 310 pounds.
“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.”
If Stubblefield is convicted, he faces a substantial prison sentence. The former player has bail set at $250,000.
Stubblefield was in the Pro Bowl three times and drafted in 1993. He last played for the 49ers in 2002 and played for the Oakland Raiders in 2003 before he retired.
Bruce Miller, Kwame Harris, and Ray McDonald are among other 49ers who have been in trouble with the law within the past few years.
The attorney for Stubblefield says his client had consensual sex with the woman who accused him of rape.
Attorney Gary Winuk says the 45-year-old former defensive lineman is being unfairly targeted because of his wealth and celebrity.
Winuk says Stubblefield provided prosecutors with lie-detector results and with evidence that shows the sexual encounter last year was consensual.
He says the woman asked his client for a job and money afterward.
The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced it charged the 45-year-old Stubblefield on Monday with sexually assaulting the woman last year at his Morgan Hill home.
On Monday evening, video shot by KRON showed Stubblefield walking out of the Santa Clara County Main Jail.
Stubblefield and his lawyers are expected to hold a news conference on Tuesday.