View Full Version : Dana Stubblefield Pleads Guilty in Balco Case for False Statements

01-19-2008, 03:31 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Dana Stubblefield, a former defensive lineman in the N.F.L., pleaded guilty in federal court here Friday to charges that he made false statements to a federal agent about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.

Stubblefield, a three-time Pro Bowl selection while with the San Francisco 49ers (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/sports/profootball/nationalfootballleague/sanfrancisco49ers/index.html?inline=nyt-org), was the first football player charged with a crime in the five-year investigation of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/b/bay_area_laboratory_cooperative/index.html?inline=nyt-org). He is the second athlete — after the sprinter Marion Jones (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/j/marion_jones/index.html?inline=nyt-per) — to plead guilty to lying to federal agents about using banned substances.