February 23, 1966
57 Years Old
|Death of Date||September 1, 2009|
|Known For||Father of Sloane Stephens|
|Height||6 feet 1 inches (1.85 meter)|
John Stephens was an American professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the New England Patriots in the first round (17th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. He was also popularly known as the father of Sloane Stephens.
Stephens played in six NFL seasons from 1988 to 1993 for the Patriots, the Green Bay Packers, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Stephens was twice charged with rape. In 1994, during his final NFL season, he was accused of raping a woman at a Kansas City hotel. Then, in May 2009, he was arrested in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and charged with forcible rape of a 51-year-old woman.
John Stephens was born on February 23, 1966, in Shreveport, Louisiana. Stephens was married to All-American college swimmer Sybil Smith. Their daughter Sloane Stephens, born in 1993, is a professional tennis player who won the 2017 US Open women’s singles title. Their son John Stephens Jr. played football at Texas Christian University.
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