Stallworth Gets 30 Days in Jail After Pleading Guilty Tuesday


Browns wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth is heading to jail for 30 days after he took full responsibility for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk in Florida back in March.

The jail sentence began today after he pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter. Stallworth also reached a confidential financial settlement to avoid a potential lawsuit from the family of 59-year-old Mario Reyes. Stallworth hit and killed Reyes March 14th as the wide out was driving his black 2005 Bentley after a night drinking at a hotel bar.

“I accept full responsibility for this horrible tragedy,” said Stallworth, who was accompanied at the hearing by his parents, siblings and other supporters. “I will bear this burden for the rest of my life.”

Stallworth faced 15 years in prison. After his release from jail, Stallworth must serve two years of house arrest and spend eight years on probation.

The NFL has said it will review the matter for possible disciplinary action. Lyons said the plea agreement will allow Stallworth to resume his football career.

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One Response to “Stallworth Gets 30 Days in Jail After Pleading Guilty Tuesday”

  1. Logan says:

    I think its is good. He will be ready to show up for camp but the Godell regime will prolly suspend him for a few games. The victims family is obviously at peace with this deal and the settlement they are receiving so i forgive the guy. He is one lucky mo-fo that he has that money b/c I am sure money is what made them tell the prosecuters to take this deal. 30 days in jail for a DUI mansluater…….he is one lucky dude. I forgive him b/c he was obviously driving after waking up from drinking all night. His BAC was not that high and honestly (go ahead and scream at me for this), this could have happened to anybody including myself. Shit happens and he took responsibilty for his actions. We can all learn form this, just b/c you slept for a few hours doesn’t mean your sobered up enough to drive. I hope he is mentaly ready to move on from this and play some good football. I would have cut him (if i was mangini) if his contract wasn’t so big and would of been such a drastic salary cap loss.

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