Former 49er Dana Stubblefield denies rape allegations

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Former 49er Dana Stubblefield and his attorney told their side of the story, claiming the former football star is innocent of the charges of raping a disabled woman. (KGO-TV)

Former 49er Dana Stubblefield and his attorney told their side of the story Tuesday morning, claiming the former football star is innocent of the charges of raping a disabled woman.

Stubblefield and his attorney just wrapped up a news conference at a church in San Jose.

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Attorneys handed ABC7 News documentation that shows he passed a lie detector test but, a year later, he's now being charged with rape.

The Santa Clara District Attorney's office charged Stubblefield with several felonies, including the rape of a 31-year-old developmentally disabled woman, who reportedly came to his Morgan Hill home to interview for a nanny job in April last year.

"I mean, he's 340 plus pounds, 6 foot 3, victim is 5 foot, 105 pounds and he physically picked her up and carried her and assaulted her," Deputy DA Tim McInerny said.

Prosecutors say the woman went to police immediately after the attack and DNA and other evidence support her claim of rape.



Tuesday morning, Stubblefield spoke out for the first time, saying he did nothing wrong.

"I'm here to state, without any reservation, that I am completely innocent of all these allegations," he said.

Inside his church in North San Jose, Jubilee Christian, Stubblefield made a statement saying the sexual encounter was consensual.

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His defense team then went on the attack against the DA's case, saying he is being taken advantage of.

"Information filed by the District Attorney's office said it was immediately reported to police but somehow it took over a year, a year, for charges to be filed in this case," defense attorney Gary Winuk said.

Stubblefield's attorneys say he was texted 22 times over the five days following their encounter and was repeatedly asked for a job and money.



"Does that sound like that something happened that's being told by the District Attorneys Office in their fictional story or does that sound like a money grab? Because I'll tell you what it sounds like. It's a money grab," defense attorney Kenneth Rosenfeld said.

Stubblefield is scheduled to make his first court appearance on June 3 at the South County Courthouse.


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