Former NFL Lineman Dana Stubblefield, whose 11 year career included 4 pro bowls, was sentenced in federal court to 2 years probation and a $5,000 fine for lying to investigators during testimony in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO) steroids case. Stubblefield avoided jail time by providing information to federal authorities and the league regarding steroid use and distribution in the sport, according to a government filing.
In a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, the government wrote that as part of his plea deal, Stubblefield had provided "the names of players, trainers, and others associated with the NFL who may be involved in ongoing activities with illegal drugs in professional football."
No names have been released at this time.
Stubblefield, 38, was one of eight NFL players who testified in the BALCO steroid investigation, and he was one of four who tested positive for the previously undetectable steroid, THG, also known as "the clear." The government also indicated he was using the oxygen-boosting drug EPO.