Former NFL star accused of raping disabled woman

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that former professional football player Dana Stubblefield had been charged with the rape of a disabled woman.

 According to the release from the DA, Stubblefield, 45, sexually assaulted the developmentally-disabled victim in April 2015. She was assaulted at the defendant’s home in Morgan Hill, where she had been asked to come to interview for a babysitter job.
Stubblefield faces five felony counts related to the assault. If convicted, he faces a substantial prison sentence. Bail for the former NFL player been set at $250,000.

The date of his arraignment at the South County Courthouse in Morgan Hill will be set within 24 hours.

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

On the afternoon of April 9, the victim, who was 31 at the time, traveled to Stubblefield’s home after he contacted her through a babysitter website.

After the assault, the victim immediately went to the Morgan Hill Police Department to report the crime.