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Rival Report 5/3: Former NFL star Dana Stubblefield charged with rape of disabled woman

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Another day and another disturbing story regarding a former NFL star. If true, Dana Stubblefield's name will be on par with the notorious likes of Darren Sharper and David Maggott. Stubblefield has been arrested and charged with the rape of a disabled woman at his home in Morgan Hill, California.

The alleged victim states that she went to Dana Stubblefield's home to apply for a job as a nanny for him. She says she left the home but was then called back to the house by being told that Stubblefield wanted to pay her for her time. When she got there she says she was brought to the bedroom, raped, and then given $80 and sent on her way.

This is a truly disturbing and disgusting accusation, made all that much worse by the fact that this was a vulnerable, defenseless disabled woman. Only time will tell how this all plays out in the court system, but the report filed with the Santa Clara District Attorney says there is DNA evidence backing up the claim.

Bail has been set for the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year winner at $250,000. Stubblefield's lawyer has made a statement claiming that his client did have sex with the alleged victim but that it was consensual. He states that they will rigorously be defending themselves against what they say are false claims.

''Dana Stubblefield is being unfairly targeted due to his celebrity and wealth by someone with full motivation to lie," said Stubblefield's attorney Ken Rosenfeld said. "Mr. Stubblefield passed a lie-detector test with flying colors and will present a full, vigorous defense against these false allegations."

Either way this is a terrible story. It is either a despicable act by a former star or a gross lie being told against an innocent person. There are only two people that know what happened as of right now so we will see what happens in the courts.

Former NFL Pro Bowler Dana Stubblefield charged in rape of disabled woman | NFL | Sporting News
Former NFL defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield has been charged with raping a disabled woman, the Santa Clara County (Calif.) District Attorney's office announced Monday.

Former NFL star Dana Stubblefield accused of raping disabled woman | Fox News
Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a developmentally delayed woman, prosecutors announced.

Former NFL Star Dana Stubblefield Charged With Raping A Developmentally Disabled Woman
Per the Santa Clara County DA, former NFL Defensive Player Of The Year Dana Stubblefield has been charged with raping a developmentally disabled woman last year in his Morgan Hill home.

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