First NFL player charged in the investigation...
Stubblefield admits lying about use of steroids
Rocky Wire Reports
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Former NFL defensive lineman Dana Stubblefield pleaded guilty Friday to lying to investigators in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroid case, making him the first football player charged in the long-running federal investigation.
Stubblefield, a three-time Pro Bowl player who testified before the BALCO grand jury in November 2003, was charged with making false statements to federal agents about his use of performance- enhancing drugs.
The plea deal calls for the 37-year-old Stubblefield to spend zero to six months in prison. He is to be sentenced April 25.
Stubblefield played for the 49ers, Redskins and Raiders from 1993-2003 and was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1997 while with the 49ers.