Former San Francisco 49ers player Dana Stubblefield has been found guilty of rape.
The jury also found him guilty of illegally using a firearm at the time. Stubblefield had been charged for raping a disabled woman who went to his home in Morgan Hill for a job interview as a potential babysitter in April 2015.
"She has persevered and she has triumphed," Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said following the verdict Monday. "This verdict today is a reflection of that in providing justice for her and safety and closure for our entire community."
The legal fight is not over, however.
"This is going to end up in appellate court," said Allen Sawyer, Stubblefield's defense attorney. "We're not done. Mr. Stubblefield is resilient. He's going to fight on. He's not guilty."
Delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic complicated the trial.
"It was unprecedented strain and it impacted someone's ability to have a fair trial," Sawyer said.
Stubblefield faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in prison. He's due back in court at the end of August.
The former defensive tackle starred for the 49ers from 1993 to 1997 and 2001 to 2002.
He also played for the Oakland Raiders in 2003.