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Associated Press

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth hit and killed a pedestrian with his Bentley Saturday morning on a busy causeway linking Miami and Miami Beach, police said.



Stallworth was headed toward the beach when he hit a 49-year-old man around 7 a.m., said Miami Beach police spokesman Juan Sanchez. The unidentified pedestrian was taken to a nearby trauma center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. He was near a crosswalk but it's not clear if he was crossing legally.

Stallworth was cooperating and no charges have been filed, Sanchez said. Officers drew his blood to test for drugs or alcohol, which is routine, but police said it was too early to tell if Stallworth was impaired or violating traffic laws. Police would not say where he was coming from or where he was headed.

A message seeking comment was left on the voicemail of his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

Stallworth signed a seven-year, $35 million contract with the Browns as a free agent before last season but hardly played because he was hurt. He was due a $4.75 million signing bonus Friday.

He previously played for the New England Patriots.

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Geez...that's 3 former players of my beloved Volunteers that have killed people with their cars...Leonard Little, Dwayne Goodrich (who's still in prison for a double count), and now Donte...um...maybe we need to start offering Driver's Ed as part of the core curriiculum for the players...?? :unsure:

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It will be interesting to see what type of punishment he will get (from the law and from Goodell)

First they've got to confirm that he was at fault for this accident...they administered a test on him, and if he comes up clean, and they can't find any other evidence of him breaking any laws, than this will simply go down a tragic accident, but not one that either police or the NFL can hold him responsible for...will be interesting to see what else turns up going forward on this matter... :unsure:

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Posted by Mike Florio on March 14, 2009, 6:47 p.m. EDT

As authorities in South Florida wait for the results of a blood draw performed on Browns receiver Donte’ Stallworth, a source with knowledge of the investigation tells us that prosecutors are preparing an indictment for DUI manslaughter, under the assumption that the results will show that Stallworth’s blood alcohol content exceeded the legal limit of 0.08 percent when he collided with a pedestrian, who later died.

Per the source, Stallworth admitted to drinking at least four Patrons and two Margaritas. A separate source called that information “basically right,” but added that Stallworth contends he had his last drink at midnight. The incident occurred after 7:00 a.m. local time.

We’re also told that Stallworth claimed in his statement to police that he saw the man crossing the street from a distance, and flashed the high beams and honked the horn of the Bentley he was driving. Apparently, there’s an issue as to whether Stallworth could have taken evasive action because of a barrier along the median.

We’re told that Stallworth is badly shaken by the news that the pedestrian had died.

And, frankly, he should be. Apart from the fact that he was involved in an accident that claimed a man’s life, Stallworth could be facing serious criminal liability, if the pending test reveals an impermissibly high concentration of alcohol in his blood.


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yeah...thats the difference

Didn't see the part in the article where Stallworth intentionally drowned, electrocuted, shot or dropped this guy on his head.

Also didn't see the part about Stallworth gambling on the results across state lines.

Also didn't see anything indicating Stallworth was charged with a crime.

Also didn't see anything indicating Stallworth was even at fault.

Maybe you can fill in the gaps for us and show us your evidence that Stallworth is guilty of criminal fault in drowning, electrocuting, shooting or head-busting this guy then gambling on it across state lines.

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