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ESPN pulls out the kneepads for Donte Stallworth

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Simon_Cowbell, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Just lets Stallworth blithely say that he was driving "40 mph, flicked his lights and honked his horn" before hitting the guy in Miami.

    You cannot be driving that slowly, have time to flick the lights and still hit someone.

    Utter fucking bullshit.

    Is there not a single sports JOURNALIST?
  2. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    All while his BAC was twice over the legal limit, and under the influence of marijuana.

    I saw that interview earlier this evening.

    I don't buy it.
  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I don't either. But it doesn't really matter how fast he was going. He was drunk as shit and stoned to boot. He's lucky he only killed one person.
  4. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    You ever driven 40 mph?

    You couldn't run over anyone who you had time to flash the lights at.
  5. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Just watched the clip. Smith did ask him if he thought he got off easy.

    Would like to see the raw tape to see what he asked after the answer that has Simon frothing.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I don't think he was driving 40 mph. He probably thought he was though.
  7. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Now you are starting to get my plea for just one single journalist to exist in Bristol
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    But he's VERY VERY SORRY!!!

    that he got caught
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    The next very very very sorry fuckup in line for the ESPN slurpalicious fellatio treatment: Charles Rogers.


    Gee whiz, how interesting, how intriguing. Stoned out of his gourd every day. Flamed out of the NFL. Now he's very very sorry. Boo fucking hoo. Good night Charlie zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  10. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Bad for business, dude.
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    That's not really a fair statement, considering he pulled over and called 911. But don't let the facts get in the way.

    As for Simon's point, you're right on. When he said he flicked his lights and honked the horn, I thought, "Probably should have just slammed on the brakes, buddy." He later added that he applied the brakes, but still.

    I'm not sure why any defense lawyer would allow him to say that he flashed his lights and honked the horn. On his 911 tape he says the guy jumped out in front of him. That's the story I would have stuck with. "I didn't warn him, didn't flash my lights at him. The guy friggin ran out in the middle of the street and I couldn't stop." Why the hell would anyone say they flashed their lights and honked their horn before plowing into someone?

    That said, case has run its course through the courts and Stallworth paid the price a judge and the victim's family were comfortable with (if it took a large, undisclosed monetary settlement to make the family feel that way, so be it). I'm not going to spend anymore time wailing about the need to punish Donte Stallworth further for something that has absolutely no impact on me.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    So after killing someone and serving all of 24 days in jail, Donte Stallworth went looking for and got sympathy from the jerks at ESPN who will never say anything bad about anyone in the NFKL because it might hurt their "corporate partner."

    Why am I not surprised? Why would anyone watch ESPN for anything other than live games?
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