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Donte Stallworth to plead guilty to DUI manslaughter charge

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mark2010, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Reports out of Miami indicate that Cleveland Browns receiver Donte Stallworth will enter a guilty plea on Tuesday to a charge of DUI manslaughter, stemming from an accident earlier this year in which he struck and killed a 59-year-old construction worker.

    The plea reportedly calls for Stallworth to serve a jail sentence plus a period of probation, but reports are not official and the judge is not required to agree to terms of the plea bargain.

    I'm not one to want to hammer people for honest mistakes, but if Michael Vick has to serve 23 months for killing and abusing DOGS, it seems like taking the life of a human being --- even if unintentional --- should merit more than a few months. People know that when you get behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol, that you are playing with fire. Stallworth got burned. Doesn't make him a 'bad' person, but neither does it bring the victim back.
  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    ESPN.com headline says Stallworth will serve 30 days.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Murder someone with your car, do 30 days. Great system they have in Florida.

  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    A ruling of 30 days makes me sick to my stomach.
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  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    But wait, Devil ... 1,000 hours of community service. and 10 years probation.

  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I have always wondered this; does visiting a hospital for NBA Cares or filming a United Way commercial count as community service?
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    most likely
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Any chance the financial settlement figures get leaked?

    Has to be in the $10 million range, right? At least?
  9. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    No chance it was $10 million. The dead guy was at fault as well.
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  10. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I would hope it's everything he has and $100 more to boot.

    I am guessing he has no assets to liquidate. Even though he makes millions, I am sure he owns next to nothing.
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  11. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Hell, I'd have given him that much for being a POS player for the Browns last year.
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  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    At fault for jaywalking? I'm pretty sure DUI/manslaughter trumps jaywalking.
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