Raheem Mostert Bombarded With Hate Messages After Injury ... NFL Star's Wife Says

12:00 PM PT -- 9/14 -- Mostert now says he'll miss the rest of the season due to his knee injury.

"After consulting with multiple doctors and weighing my options, I will be having season-ending surgery to repair my knee."

Mostert added he's hopeful the procedure will allow him to come back at "110%" next season.

"Thank you for your support in our decision," the running back said. "I'M FAR FROM DONE!"

12:54 PM PT -- The news is in ... Mostert will likely miss at least 8 weeks with torn knee cartilage. Huge bummer, but get back soon, Raheem!!

Raheem Mostert was engulfed by hate messages from fans after the NFL star suffered an injury Sunday ... with the RB's wife saying people said the Niners player "should kill himself."

Devon Mostert spelled it all out in an emotional social media post hours after the 49ers beat the Detroit Lions ... saying she and her hubby received "THOUSANDS" of terrible comments following the game.

In her post, Devon said some of the messages suggested Mostert be cut from the team ... while others made fun of his injury history.

"I know I shouldn't care, but wow. Wow wow wow," Devon said. "The nasty things some of you just carelessly say is gut wrenching. I don't think ya'll get it. Football is my husband's job. It's how my family EATS. To read such HEARTLESS and degrading comments about the person I LOVE hurts."

Devon continued, "And I try so hard to shake them off... I do. But when there's HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS. It's a lot."

Mostert played just a handful of snaps against the Lions, recording two carries for 20 yards before hurting his knee.

The extent of his injury is unknown -- Devon said he'll undergo further testing Monday ... and they're "praying" it's all minor.

"R's gonna be good," Devon added. "He always comes back stronger."

"Thank you to everyone that sent prayers," she continued. "I appreciate you and I see your beautiful heart. Holding my babies extra long tonight."

Raheem was expected to have a huge role for the 49ers this season ... after he rushed for 521 yards and two scores in 8 games for SF last season.

Originally Published -- 9/13 -- 7:36 AM PT

49ers' Trey Lance QB Is A 'Cheat Code' To Winning Fantasy ... Expert Says


Want to win your Fantasy Football league this season? Draft Trey Lance ... so says FF expert Mike Wright, who claims the 49ers QB is a "cheat code" for a championship this year.

Wright, a draft expert with "Fantasy Footballers" -- one of the most accurate fantasy advice shows on the planet -- broke it all down for TMZ Sports this week, explaining he believes Lance is in store for a HUGE year.

"I have been all in on especially Trey Lance," Wright says.

As for why, Wright claims as the #3 overall pick in this year's NFL draft ... Lance is in line to start a HUGE number of San Francisco games this season -- even if Jimmy Garoppolo opens the year as QB1 in the Bay Area.

Wright also says Lance's legs and the ability pile up easy points with scrambles and designed QB runs could lead to league-winning numbers for Fantasy Football players once he gets in the Niners' lineup.

"He is one of just a couple quarterbacks in the league that has the potential to be a 1,000-yard rusher," Wright tells us ... adding, "That is the cheat code. That unlocks your quarterback's fantasy scoring."

Wright's advice is to select Lance with one of the last picks in your draft ... sit him on the bench, and once he gets under center full-time -- start him and prosper!

Richard Sherman & Cops Suffered Bloody Wounds In Altercation ... Police Photos Show

Both Richard Sherman AND cops suffered gnarly injuries during the NFL star's arrest last week ... new police photos, obtained by TMZ Sports, show.

In the pics, taken by law enforcement after cops say they were involved in a massive struggle to arrest the NFL player on July 14 ... you can see Sherman and cops were bloodied in the alleged scuffle outside of Sherman's in-laws' home in Redmond, WA.

Some of the pics show Sherman had a big gash on his foot that needed to be closed with stitches.

In other photos, you can see one officer had a big scrape on his shoulder ... while another had a large wound on the inside of his thigh.

Fortunately, cops described all of the injuries as minor ... with none of the parties needing significant medical treatment.

Other photos cops released Thursday appear to show damage to the door that Sherman pounded on as he tried to enter his in-laws' home just before his arrest.


As we previously reported, Sherman has been hit with five misdemeanors -- including DUI and resisting arrest -- over his alleged actions during the night.

He pled not guilty to the charges in a King County courtroom last Friday ... but said in a statement earlier in the day, "I am deeply remorseful for my actions."

Sherman is due back in court for a hearing in his case on Aug. 13.

NFL's Richard Sherman Taken Down By K9 In Fight W/ Cops Before Arrest ... Police Say

2:19 PM PT -- Cops just held a meeting with reporters to shed more light on the incident ... and they say the altercation all went down at the home of Sherman's in-laws.

Officials did not, however, reveal a possible motive for why they say Sherman was at the residence trying to gain entry ... but they noted at least two officers and the NFL player suffered minor injuries during the arrest.

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The law enforcement spokespersons said troopers suffered "scrapes" ... while Sherman received a laceration on his leg due to contact with the police K9.

The officials also gave an update on Sherman's car ... saying it was severely damaged as a result of its collision with the barrier on the highway, noting one of the car's wheels was nearly completely off when they found the abandoned ride.

The spokespersons said Sherman continues to remain in jail with no bail set yet.

11:21 AM PT -- The Washington State Patrol tells TMZ Sports ... they're now investigating Sherman for a possible hit-and-run and DUI after cops say he crashed his car an hour or so before his arrest.

Officials say Sherman hit a barrier in a construction zone on a highway at around 1 AM ... and then still drove the car -- despite popped tires -- away from the area.

Cops say Sherman then abandoned the ride at a local parking lot off the exit.

WSP tells us troopers later located Sherman along with the Redmond Police Dept. and assisted in his arrest.

We're told police did obtain a warrant for bloodwork to determine if Sherman was impaired.

10:20 AM PT -- Sherman was taken down by a police K9 after trying to break into a family member's home in Redmond, WA before his arrest on Wednesday morning ... this according to law enforcement.

A Redmond Police Department spokesperson tells TMZ Sports the incident all went down at 2 AM.

According to the spokesperson, officers showed up to a residence in the Redmond area after receiving a call from the occupants inside the home who claimed a family member who did not live there was trying to break in.

Cops say when they arrived on scene, they identified Sherman as the suspect ... and claim he became uncooperative and combative during questioning.

Sherman allegedly fought with cops so much ... we're told a K9 was deployed to take down the NFL player and help bring him into custody.

Cops say he was taken to the hospital to be looked at for possible injuries before he was eventually booked at the county jail.

There's more ... the Redmond P.D. spokesperson also tells us the Washington State Patrol is involved in the case, after Sherman allegedly crashed his vehicle into a cement freeway barrier before he advanced on foot to the home.

Jail records show Sherman still remains behind bars.

Future Hall of Famer Richard Sherman was arrested early this morning in Washington for "burglary domestic violence" ... and has been denied bail, TMZ Sports has learned.

The 33-year-old NFL free agent was booked into the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle at 6:08 AM ... and is currently sitting behind bars.

The Burglary Domestic Violence charge is a felony in Washington state ... and can carry a lengthy prison sentence, if convicted.

The details surrounding the arrest are not yet clear.

Sherman -- who played with the San Francisco 49ers last season -- is one of the best players of his generation. RS is a 5x Pro Bowler, Super Bowl Champ, and a lock to be immortalized in Canton, Ohio.

We've reached out to Sherman's rep ... but so far, no word back.

Originally Published -- 8:23 AM PT

E-40 Gifts Trey Lance Signature Booze ... Happy 21st & Welcome To The Bay!!!

Trey Lance will DEFINITELY be poppin' bottles for his 21st birthday this week -- 'cause E-40 just gifted the new 49ers rookie QB with a TON of his signature booze!!!

FYI -- the Bay Area rapper is a HUGE Niners fan, and was stoked when S.F. selected the former North Dakota State star with the 3rd overall pick in last month's draft.

So much so, in honor of Lance joining the squad -- and to celebrate his 21st birthday on Sunday -- E-40 hooked him up ... BAY STYLE!!!

TMZ Sports has learned the 53-year-old delivered NINE bottles of his own booze to the new S.F. rookie -- including 3 bottles of his E. Cuarenta tequila, 3 bottles of his Earl Stevens Selections Wine and 3 bottles of his Tycoon Cognac.

As for why 3 each ... we're told the number just felt right given Lance was the #3 overall pick.

E-40 even wrote a personalized note to Lance to pair with the drinks ... writing to the rookie, "Welcome to the Bay and happy birthday King."

"Know this is a big moment for you, so wanted to send over some bottles from my brands for you and your family to celebrate!"

"Best of luck this season. Go Niners!"

Dope gift ... now drink responsibly, Trey!

49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo Down To Mentor Trey Lance ... No Beef With Rookie QB

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The 2021 49ers' quarterback room will NOT be icy ... Jimmy Garoppolo just revealed he'll mentor his future replacement Trey Lance -- explaining he's got no beef at all with the rookie QB.

Garoppolo could be just months away from losing his job to the ex-North Dakota State signal-caller ... the Niners drafted Lance #3 overall last week, and it's only a matter of time before he takes over in SF.

But, Jimmy said on the Keyshawn, JWill & Zubin show on ESPN radio that won't impact their relationship one bit ... 'cause Garoppolo says he'll help out Trey any chance he gets.

As for why ... Garoppolo says the way Tom Brady helped him when he came in as the G.O.A.T.'s potential replacement in New England back in 2014 really changed his career, and he's now down to do the same for Trey.

"It's kind of coming full circle," Garoppolo said. "You go through this NFL career and you start as a young guy coming in. Tom kind of showed me the ropes. The competition between us was awesome. It really made me grow as a rookie and as a young player."

"So, that's kind of what me and Trey, we'll mold our relationship into that. But, it will happen naturally. It's one of those things you can't force anything. Just let it come as it may."

Garoppolo says he's already reached out to Trey to welcome him to the team ... and noted his own experience coming from an FCS school to the NFL will help him mentor Lance tremendously.

"It's a bit of an adjustment," Jimmy says, "the speed, whatever you want to call it, it's just different. So, whatever I can do to help him, I'll be more than happy."

It's all got to be music to the 49ers' ears ... 'cause it's certainly not always this way in the NFL.

You'll recall, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers didn't have the world's greatest relationship when Rodgers was a rookie -- and it doesn't seem Rodgers is handling Jordan Love's appearance on the Packers' roster very well either.

So, props to Jimmy for the maturity ... we're sure Kyle Shanahan's somewhere smiling.

Robert Griffin III 49ers Should Sign Me!!! Nobody Better to Mentor Trey Lance!

Robert Griffin III is gunning for a job with the 49ers -- telling his old pal Kyle Shanahan there is NOBODY better suited to mentor the team's new dual-threat QB Trey Lance than him!

"To be honest, I don’t think they have a guy on the roster that would be better situated than myself to come in and mentor the kid," 31-year-old Griffin said on the Bleacher Report "Draft Night" show.

FYI, the 49ers' current depth chart at QB looks like this -- Jimmy Garoppolo, Trey Lance, Nate Sudfeld and Josh Rosen.

The 49ers selected 20-year-old Lance with the 3rd overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft -- after an impressive career at North Dakota State where he passed for more than 2,700 yards and rushed for 1,100 in 2019.

The team clearly believes Lance is their QB of the future while they figure out what to do with Jimmy G.

During his appearance on the BR show, RG3 noted he's familiar with the entire Shanahan family from his days in Washington -- where Kyle was the offensive coordinator and his dad Mike Shanahan was the head coach.

Now that Kyle is the head man in San Fran, Robert -- who's a free agent after 3 seasons in Baltimore -- believes his experience makes him the perfect guy to help Kyle mold Lance into the team's franchise QB.

In fact, Robert told a story about how he was able to meet the Shanahan family's lofty expectations when he first got drafted back in 2012.

"I remember one time Mike sat me down and had a 20-word play ready for me in the FIRST PRACTICE! And they just sat there and wanted to see if I could spit put every single one of those words and then actually go run the play against a defense led by London Fletcher, one of the best linebackers ever."

Bottom line, RG3's proven to be a dependable backup over the years -- and he's probably worth a look.

NFL's Nick Bosa Goes IG Official With New GF ... Smokin' Hot Model Jenna Berman

Nick Bosa is officially OFF the market ... the 49ers superstar revealed he's now dating smokin' hot model Jenna Berman -- and, yeah, the couple is SERIOUSLY attractive!!!

The 23-year-old NFL player made the announcement on his IG a few days ago ... showing him cuddling with Berman out on a boat somewhere.

Bosa didn't leave a caption for the pic ... but some of his current and former teammates still weighed in on it -- LOVING the PDA!!

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"Ohhh s*** Nick is in love," Bosa's old Ohio State teammate, Dre'Mont Jones, said. "Never thought I would see the day."

Added Bosa's 49ers D-line mate Solomon Thomas, "My brother is in love!!!"

Berman is a star on social media ... she has over 250,000 followers on Instagram and over 1 MILLION on Tik Tok.

As for why ... it's not hard to see -- her posts are FIRE!!!

Unclear how she and Bosa met or how long they've been dating for ... but Bosa is a notoriously private guy -- so this is clearly more than just a fling.

Congrats on the young love!!

Terrell Owens Thankful to Be Alive ... After Ugly Car Crash on Freeway

Terrell Owens had a lot to be grateful for this weekend after seemingly walking away relatively unscathed from a nasty car wreck that left his whip totaled.

TO sent out the startling update Sunday, posting photos of an accident he apparently was in on a freeway Saturday that left one car rear-ended ... and his car crumpled upfront. It's unclear what exactly may have caused the crash, but he seems to be okay in the aftermath.

The NFL HOFer got a collage up showing the damage juxtaposed with him praying at his bedside.

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TO writes, "I was on my way home but this is.. HOW MY DAY ENDED YESTERDAY and.. HOW MY DAY STARTED TODAY. 🙏🏾 Thankful for no injuries, health and able to see another day." Terrell added ... "God is Good."

Now, here's the curious thing -- TO filmed himself Saturday doing a test drive on an Audi Q8 55 TSI ... much of which he documented on his IG Story. He was showing off the features while he was cruising, including the fact that the car got a whopping 81 miles to the gallon before needing to fill up again.

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We don't know if he was in the Audi when he crashed, or another vehicle -- it's hard to tell what sorta model is being shown in his photos, and what color the Audi was.

At any rate ... here's hoping all parties are uninjured and the situation resolves itself for TO.

UPDATE -- T.O. tells us the accident occurred AFTER the test drive and says the crash had no connection to the Audi.

Ex-49ers RB Jarryd Hayne Convicted Of Sexual Assault ... Faces 14 Years In Jail

Former 49ers RB Jarryd Hayne -- who was also a massive international rugby star -- was convicted of sexual assault Monday ... and he's now facing serious time behind bars.

A jury in Sydney, Australia found the 33-year-old guilty of two counts of sexual intercourse without consent ... after a woman had accused Hayne of getting violent with her in bed in Sept. 2018.

The woman claimed Hayne had performed sexual acts on her without her consent ... and caused her serious injuries.

Hayne -- who was ultimately charged with aggravated sexual intercourse without consent as well as two counts of sexual intercourse without consent -- had denied the allegations, insisting it all was consensual and explaining the injuries were caused by accident.

A jury was hung on the charges at a trial last year ... but a second jury convicted Hayne of the two counts of sexual intercourse without consent Monday after an 18-hour deliberation.

The jury found him not guilty of aggravated sexual intercourse without consent.

Hayne -- who will have his sentencing hearing on May 6 -- is now facing up to 14 years in prison.

Jarryd spoke with media members outside of the courthouse after the verdict Monday ... and said he'd appeal the decision, insisting once again he was innocent.

"I'd rather go to jail knowing I spoke the truth than be a free man living a lie," Hayne said ... "It’s unfortunate, it’s disappointing. But at the end of the day, they’ve come to the decision. I respect that."

Hayne is a huge celeb in Australia -- gaining fame for his accomplishments on the rugby pitch.

He famously left the sport in 2015 for a brief stint with the San Francisco 49ers ... but things ultimately didn't work out despite flashes of some potential on the NFL field.

NFL's Deebo Samuel Pays Tribute to 'Deebo' 'Was a Blessing Meeting You'

SF 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel is showing love to the man who inspired his nickname ... saying it was a "blessing" to meet Tiny Lister before he passed away.

In case you didn't know ... Samuel earned the nickname "Deebo" when he was a kid because he had that bully swagger that reminded his father of Deebo from the movie "Friday."

Tiny Lister LOVED the fact that Deebo Samuel was having success in the league -- telling us in 2019, "I'm a big fan."


At the time, Lister told us Samuel had his "blessing" to use the name forever and ever ... and was lobbying Ice Cube to cast Samuel to play 'Little Deebo' in the next "Friday" movie.

The two eventually came face-to-face during an interview for "NFL Countdown" -- Samuel was smiling ear-to-ear like a kid who just met his idol.

So, when Samuel learned Lister died this week -- he went to social media to say a few words and post a tribute.

"This crazy man frfrf. Was a blessing meeting you and getting to know you for sure. Rest up big bro."

Samuel is nursing a foot injury and may not play this weekend when the 49ers take on the Buffalo Bills, but here's hoping he balls out for Deebo whenever he does get back on the field.

BTW, tons of athletes have spoken about Lister since his tragic passing including Magic Johnson.

"Rest In Peace to my good friend of over 30 years, Tommy “Tiny” Lister," Magic tweeted ... "Sending prayer to his family and loved ones."

The SF 49ers also tweeted about Deebo -- "One of the nicest bullies we've come across. RIP Deebo. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lister family."


Colin Kaepernick NFL Debut Jersey Sells For $128k ... Obama Jersey Gets $192k

Colin Kaepernick's jersey from his NFL debut with the 49ers just sold for a whopping $128k ... the highest price an NFL jersey has EVER fetched at auction.

The jersey is from Kap's rookie debut on October 2, 2011 -- when he came in for Alex Smith for one snap against the Philadelphia Eagles ... which is why the jersey is so clean!

Kap handed the ball off to Frank Gore -- and then went back to the bench. The 49ers won the game 24 to 23.

Of course, Kap's career took off the following season -- he started 7 games and then became the full-time starter in 2013. The rest is history.

Kaepernick signed the jersey from his rookie debut -- inscribing it with the message "2011 game worn rookie jersey" -- and then gifted it to family friend and reporter, Aaron Prince, who put it up for auction in 2019.

The item made its way to Julian's Auctions in 2020 -- where it sold at a high profile event for $128,000 to a buyer whose identity has not yet been revealed.

Julian's claims it's the highest price ANYONE has ever paid for a game-used NFL jersey, EVER.

As we've previously reported, Kap memorabilia has been HOT in with collectors over the past few years ... a combination of interest in Kap as an athlete AND as a social justice icon.

There were more cool items at the auction -- including the NBA jersey given to Michael Jordan on the day he signed with the Bulls in 1984 ... that went for $320,000.

And, a high school basketball jersey worn by Barack Obama in 1979 at Punahou School in Hawaii sold for $192k!

By the way, Obama's jersey number -- 23!

49ers We're 'Home' In Arizona Now 1st Practice After Getting Booted from S.F.

Here they are ... the Arizona 49ers!!

Okay, technically they're still the S.F. 49ers -- but they officially practiced in their new "home" stadium in Arizona on Thursday for the first time since they were forced out of the Bay Area over COVID rules.

Just a few days ago, the 49ers were told they would no longer be allowed to practice or play games at their home facility in Santa Clara after county officials placed restrictions on activities to try to limit the spread of coronavirus.

So, the Niners and NFL reps worked with the Arizona Cardinals to practice and play for the foreseeable future in Glendale at State Farm Stadium ... and so far, it seems the team is OK with the new set up.

The 49ers got in some drills and workouts Thursday ... just a couple days before they'll take on the Buffalo Bills on "Monday Night Football" at the stadium next week.

The Niners will stay in Arizona the following week for their Dec. 13 game against Washington Football Team ... before hitting the road to play the Cowboys in Dallas on Dec. 20.

The team will be back in Arizona for a "road" game against the Cardinals on Dec. 26 -- so, yeah, get ready to call Glendale home for the Niners for quite some time!

The Niners are a longshot to make the postseason -- they're 5-6 -- so a home playoff game in Glendale is unlikely.

Pretty good situation for the 49ers all things considered -- especially with the weather ... it's gonna be 70 and sunny this weekend!

Don't forget your SPF!

San Francisco 49ers To Play Home Games In Arizona ... Due To COVID Restrictions

The San Francisco 49ers have found a new home for the next few weeks ... with the team forced to host its Week 13 and 14 matchups in Arizona due to COVID-19 restrictions in Santa Clara.

The move comes days after the county released new protocols to fight the coronavirus pandemic ... which placed a ban on contact sports in the area for the next 3 weeks.

The restrictions also require anyone traveling from more than 150 miles away to quarantine for up to 14 days.

The solution?? The Niners will now play their games against the Buffalo Bills on December 7 and Washington Football Team on December 13 at State Farm Stadium, home of the Cards.

The Niners praised the NFL and Cardinals for coming through in the clutch in a statement on Monday, saying, "The Cardinals organization, State Farm Stadium and League officials have been supportive and accommodating as we work through the many logistical issues involved in relocating NFL games."

While the team has solved its game day issues, there's still some more planning to do about how they will practice.

One option -- moving the team into an AZ hotel for the next few weeks.

Shout out to the Cards for stepping up!!

San Francisco 49ers Shut Down Facility Due TO COVID-19 ... 'TNF' In Jeopardy???

5:01 PM PT -- The Niners have announced left tackle Trent Williams and receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel will NOT play Thursday night ... after the players were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list as close contacts.

As for the game -- it's still set to kick off as planned as of right now.

The San Francisco 49ers are the latest team to shut down their facility due to COVID-19 ... just one day before they're supposed to take the field for "Thursday Night Football."

The news broke minutes ago ... with ESPN's Adam Schefter saying Niners wide receiver Kendrick Bourne tested positive for coronavirus one day before their game against the Green Bay Packers.

The decision to shut down the team's facility was made as a "precaution," per the report ... and the organization will now go through the process of contact tracing to prevent further spread.

The report comes on the heels of the Pack's own COVID-19 nightmare -- running back AJ Dillon tested positive earlier this week ... and linebacker Kamal Martin and running back Jamaal Williams were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after being deemed close contacts.

The NFL has yet to comment on the status of 'TNF' ... but it's not looking great.

Originally Published -- 8:49 AM PT

Ex-NFL Star Dana Stubblefield Gets 15 Years to Life in Prison For Rape ... WIll Appeal

11:43 AM PT -- Stubblefield's attorney, Allen Sawyer, tells TMZ Sports there will be an appeal ... and he's adamant his client's name will be cleared.

"We're very confident that if the jury had the correct information, they would have (come) to a different conclusion," Sawyer tells us.

"I've never had a case that so much evidence has been excluded. We wanted the truth to come out and we're going to keep fighting."

He continued ... "(Dana) knows he's innocent and he's confident the system is going to get it right and he's gonna be patient."

"It's hard on his family. He has children and a wife but this is what he has to go through in order to get to where he needs to be."

Ex-NFL star Dana Stubblefield has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for raping a mentally disabled woman in a 2015 incident, court officials tell TMZ Sports.

Back in July, the 49-year-old was found guilty of forcible rape while using a gun -- a crime that carries 15 to life.

And, on Thursday, the judge sentenced Stubblefield to exactly that - meaning he'll have to do a minimum of 15 years behind bars. Stubblefield was present in the courtroom when the sentence was handed out.

As we previously reported, Stubblefield was first arrested back in May 2016 after officials say the former 49ers superstar raped a woman he found on a babysitting website and had invited to his Santa Clara, CA home for a job interview.

Stubblefield had argued the sex was consensual -- and claimed he could prove it with a lie detector test.

Prosecutors argued the woman was "incapable" of giving consent because of a mental disorder and developmental and physical disabilities.

Stubblefield was initially hit with 5 felonies -- but in January 2018, prosecutors uncovered evidence they believe proved Stubblefield used a gun to commit the alleged rape. Bail was revoked and he was remanded back into custody.

Stubblefield and his attorneys have denied the allegations for years -- claiming the woman behind the allegations was just looking for a payday.

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