Stallworth stays in the Divison…



Former Cleveland Brown Donte’ Stallworth signed a one year contract with the Baltimore Ravens today.The deal is worth $900,000, with an additional $300,000 in incentives. Stallworth didn’t do much for the Brown and Orange in his one year playing for the Browns. Stallworth biggest thing that he did other then the tragedy was stepping on Edwards foot in training camp.

“There was a time I felt the mistake I made was the end of the world for me,” Stallworth said in a statement. “I will never get that morning back. It weighs on me every day and will for the rest of my life. What I can do is move forward, try to be a better person, try to convince others not to do what I did and warn others about the dangers of drinking and driving. I have to show otherwise that what happened doesn’t reflect who I am.

“I have to prove that, and, hopefully, I’m on my way to doing that. I know my apology will never be strong enough for some, but I’ve made changes, and I’m trying to be a positive influence. It’s an honor and privilege to play in the NFL, and I’m so thankful for this opportunity.”

“We’ve given a lot of thought to this and we’ve done extensive research into Donte’ beyond football,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said. “He made a huge mistake. There’s no doubt about that. He has paid a significant price for that and, as he has said, he carries a heavy weight. As Ravens ownerSteve Bisciotti has said, we believe in second chances, and Donte’ does deserve that. “But, we’ve signed him because we want to get better, and we think he has a chance to help us. We worked him out and it’s obvious he is working hard to be effective. We thought it was important to sign him now, because other teams were pursuing him and we want him in our offseason program, which starts next month.” from

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4 Responses to “Stallworth stays in the Divison…”

  1. ButchGavlen says:

    My gut tells me this guy is gonna be more of a force than say Braylon after his trade. He has more to prove and has been humbled. I look for this to be a more regrettable trade than BE. Not a lot more, but he’s almost got to do better. It’s like the kid who, if not disciplined doesn’t learn; if you don’t trade him or in this case release him he doesn’t get the effect, yet when you do ‘punish’ the child or release him, you kind of pay the price yourself.

  2. Chris says:

    I don’t. The guy may have more to prove and he may have been humbled, I’ll give you that much. But he has a real issue with staying healthy. So he can be motivated all he wants from the training room. Whatever he does for B-More it will probably have been done by Halloween. I actually like this move. Let him weaken the Raven depth rather than ours.

  3. Denolakes says:

    I hope that things work out for Donte. Big mistake, it was, but it was a mistake, after all. Baltimore needs receivers and Donte could be a huge value pick-up for them. Let’s just hope he doesn’t destroy us when they play.

  4. Chris says:

    I’m with you, Deno. In the long term I definitely want to see things work out for Donte. What appears to have happened with him is what people want in cases like this. He’s been brought low, he’s paid the debt that was asked of him by society and he’s haunted by the errors of his former ways.

    I just don’t know how much of that can be expected on a football field. I could him being a successful writer like a Reggie Rivers or maybe a quality analyst like a Jim Miller. But unless the ego has contributed to him getting hurt so much, I can’t imagine that his making good happens on a field. I want nothing but the best for him as a man. But as a player, I’ve been skeptical of Stallworth from Day 1.

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