The former defensive tackle, who was with the 49ers for seven years, was found guilty by a jury on charges of forcible rape with a gun, forced oral copulation and false imprisonment, according to the office of the Santa Clara District Attorney. He was acquitted of the other charges of rape of a person unable to give consent and oral copulation of a person unable to give consent.
Stubblefield was returned to jail without bail after the verdict was read.
Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen called the move a “triumph of resilience” in a statement released Monday.
He also said there were “unprecedented jury trial circumstances” due to Covid-19 that prevented Stubblefield from enjoying due process.
“It was very difficult for the jurors to try to remember the evidence presented months ago,” Sawyer told CNN on Monday. “The jury was on a panel in January and it stopped for two months because of Covid, then it stopped again for weeks on time. ”
Sawyer said it was a “very difficult time” for his client and his family, but Stubblefield is “resilient”.
Stubblefield was the 49ers’ first draft pick in 1993. From 1993 to 2003, he spent a total of seven years with the San Francisco 49ers, three years with the Washington football team, and one year with the Washington Raiders. ‘Oakland as a defensive tackle.