SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Former NFL defensive lineman Dana
Stubblefield has pleaded guilty to lying to investigators in the
BALCO steroids case. He's the first football player accused in the
The plea deal calls for him to spend up to six months in prison.
The three-time Pro Bowl player was charged with lying about his
alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs when he testified before
the BALCO grand jury in 2003.
The charges were unsealed today in federal court in San
The government contended that the 37-year-old Stubblefield made
false statements to an IRS agent when he allegedly said he had not
used steroids linked to the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative and
denied receiving performance-enhancing drugs from BALCO founder
Victor Conte (KAHN'-tee).