SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) A former San Francisco 49er defensive lineman charged with raping a developmentally delayed woman denied the charges Tuesday, saying the episode was a consensual encounter with a mentally competent woman who asked for money and a job afterward.
Dana Stubblefield is accused of raping the woman in his home in Morgan Hill, California, south of San Jose. The woman, who was then 31, traveled to Stubblefield's home on April 9, 2015, to interview for a job babysitting his children. Investigators say she left after 20 minutes, but she returned when Stubblefield texted her that he wanted to pay for her time. (MORE)