Michael Vick, Donte Stallworth show t...

Michael Vick, Donte Stallworth show the fickle finger of celebrity justice

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For a while there, Donte Stallworth was king of the world. The NFL star wide receiver had a seven-year, $35-million contract with the Cleveland Browns .

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thesarcastic

Detroit, MI

#24 Jun 26, 2009
Oh, I'm sure that license is long gone. Just like Vick's NFL should be forever!

Since: Jan 08

Philadelphia, PA

#25 Jun 26, 2009
I was talking about everyone that has a driver's license.....it is a privilage to have one, not a State given item to people.
Sickened and disgusted

Detroit, MI

#26 Jun 26, 2009
Oh I agree and hopefully that is gone for about 10 years. But he should have gotten more than 30 days. But I know why he got off and it wasn't just money. the man wasn't an American citizen, therefore seen as "less" of a person in our society. But comparing him to Vick is insane. If Stallworth had gotten out of the vehicle body-slammed Mario, then electrocuted him, then drowned him to proceed after the rest of Mario's family, there would be something to discuss.
GUESS WHO

Ypsilanti, MI

#27 Jun 26, 2009
Barbara Hathaway wrote:
<quoted text>
The biggest fault I find with Stallworth was that he had enough money to pay someone to drive him whenever he chooses to drink. If he had a DUI before this accident he probably should have gotten a tougher sentence. But I think the law is more lenient with drunks because judges like to drink too. Judges get DUI's. Some judges are alcoholics as are lawyers, D.A.s, etc. But with all those alcoholics most of them are dog lovers who would despise someone like Vick for torturing and killing animals. You guys just don't get it. Alcoholism is an equal opportunity destroyer. Most people like to drink socially so drinking and driving are only unacceptable when somebody gets hurt because of it. But even the drunks that drive will not tolerate someone who abuses animals. It may be nuts but that's the way it is. If Michael Vick had committed the same crime as Stallworth none of us would even be on this forum.
I understand that this is the Michael Vick forum, however the comment I made had nothing to do with Vick I didn't even mention his name. How do you know how many judges are dog lovers how many alcoholics or attorney's etc. are dog lovers, have you done research on that (I doubt it), I know some judges and attorney's that aren't lover of animals, I know some that don't care one way or the other and I also know some who are true dog lovers bottom line everyone not animal lovers that is what you don't get. And as far as an alocholic who goes out and drinks and drives get DUI or kill someone how can they pass judgement on Vick when they are doing something even worse. You know I find thirty days in jail for taking a human being life the most despicable thing there is, I don't care how much money he paid the family his azz should have went to prison just like Vick did for racketeering the only difference is he (Stalllworth) should have gotten more than twety-three months.
Melanie

Detroit, MI

#28 Jun 26, 2009
Stalworth admitted his crime, called 911, and paid the family. Athletes are supposed to be role models for our youth. Stalworth showed himself to be a better man if not a perfect man. Vick is morally bankrupt deviant that should live in his life outside the limelight. Stalworth can attend AA. Vick is screwed for life.
big balls muldoon

Chicago, IL

#29 Jun 26, 2009
How about show the result of extremely bad parenting.
big balls muldoon

Chicago, IL

#30 Jun 26, 2009
How about, show the achievement of a dream and taking it all so much for granted and thinking you are above it all.
soad

Saint Louis, MO

#31 Jun 26, 2009
Sickened and disgusted wrote:
Oh I agree and hopefully that is gone for about 10 years. But he should have gotten more than 30 days. But I know why he got off and it wasn't just money. the man wasn't an American citizen, therefore seen as "less" of a person in our society. But comparing him to Vick is insane. If Stallworth had gotten out of the vehicle body-slammed Mario, then electrocuted him, then drowned him to proceed after the rest of Mario's family, there would be something to discuss.
Well said.
Dry_Rye please

Detroit, MI

#32 Jun 26, 2009
soad wrote:
<quoted text>Well said.
they fail to see what is really sad about this. Even Mario's family knows the fate of people in cities that dart out to catch the train or bus. There's usually someone in the news every week! But if Mario had been an American citizen, he WOULD have very well gotten at least 23 months. I'm sure La Raza is looking into this and you may well indeed hear about it later.
PeanutButterJell yTime

Saint Louis, MO

#33 Jun 26, 2009
reality check point wrote:
<quoted text>and Barb, that was a mouthfull!
NO, most of us would not be here for Stallworth.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/keep-michael...
Agreed. I wanna Rock With You.

PeanutButterJell yTime

Saint Louis, MO

#34 Jun 26, 2009
Dry_Rye please wrote:
<quoted text>they fail to see what is really sad about this. Even Mario's family knows the fate of people in cities that dart out to catch the train or bus. There's usually someone in the news every week! But if Mario had been an American citizen, he WOULD have very well gotten at least 23 months. I'm sure La Raza is looking into this and you may well indeed hear about it later.
If he'd of been a homeless American citizen we probably wouldn't even be hearing about it at all. But if he would have been a "suit" maybe a Congressmen or someone of "stature" they'd talk about it all day and night.
Isn't social stratification grand??

And now here's a beautiful song for you beautiful people that aren't afraid to fight dog torturing Gangstas masquerading as Football players.

PB Jelly Time

Detroit, MI

#36 Jun 26, 2009
PeanutButterJellyTime wrote:
<quoted text>If he'd of been a homeless American citizen we probably wouldn't even be hearing about it at all. But if he would have been a "suit" maybe a Congressmen or someone of "stature" they'd talk about it all day and night.
Isn't social stratification grand??
And now here's a beautiful song for you beautiful people that aren't afraid to fight dog torturing Gangstas masquerading as Football players.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =FhNrrrCCTdAXX
I agree. But even a homeless would have been treated better than this guy but it's an issue I fight in my "other"life is for rights for people like this guy. Even still, I know this has NO comparison to Vick. NONE
GUESS WHO

Ypsilanti, MI

#37 Jun 26, 2009
Melanie wrote:
Stalworth admitted his crime, called 911, and paid the family. Athletes are supposed to be role models for our youth. Stalworth showed himself to be a better man if not a perfect man. Vick is morally bankrupt deviant that should live in his life outside the limelight. Stalworth can attend AA. Vick is screwed for life.
So that makes it okay that he paid the family and admitted his guilt, new flash for you he still made a decision to drink and drive which resulted in someone losing their life, and becuase he admitted it that makes him a perfect man to you, well lets hope a drunk driver never kills anyone you love and admitts it, I just wonder if you will feel that person is perfect (be for real) No one is responsible for being a role model to your children, my children or anyone elses children as a parent that is your responsibility.
Mama Class

United States

#38 Jun 26, 2009
The ONLY reason any Vick fan is concerned about Stallworth at all is to excuse Vick somehow. Anyone knows if the person hit by Stallworth wasn't black, none of you give a D/amn.
pLEASE DON'T EVEN ACT CONCERNED ABOUT mario Reyes.
Stacy Noland

Detroit, MI

#39 Jun 26, 2009
PB Jelly Time wrote:
<quoted text>I agree. But even a homeless would have been treated better than this guy but it's an issue I fight in my "other"life is for rights for people like this guy. Even still, I know this has NO comparison to Vick. NONE
Did you see this?
http://pysih.com/2009/06/17/tyler-hayes-weinm...
Stacy Noland

Detroit, MI

#40 Jun 26, 2009
What is also too bad is that you can't see that although these people aren't supposed to be role models, they are.
Do you think michael Jackson was STILL supposed to be a role model after all that controversy?Even though I still don't know if all those things were true, the WORLD still looked at him, and many VERY young.
Doloris

Detroit, MI

#41 Jun 26, 2009
Sounds like it was THEIR call. May have been the best break the family has ever seen.
They chose to accept it.
Deloris

Detroit, MI

#42 Jun 26, 2009
Mama Class wrote:
The ONLY reason any Vick fan is concerned about Stallworth at all is to excuse Vick somehow. Anyone knows if the person hit by Stallworth wasn't black, none of you give a D/amn.
pLEASE DON'T EVEN ACT CONCERNED ABOUT mario Reyes.
Mario Reyes was Cuban-American, sorry. He is an American citizen.

http://www.upi.com/turl-77f3f6/
GUESS WHO

Ypsilanti, MI

#43 Jun 26, 2009
Mama Class wrote:
The ONLY reason any Vick fan is concerned about Stallworth at all is to excuse Vick somehow. Anyone knows if the person hit by Stallworth wasn't black, none of you give a D/amn.
pLEASE DON'T EVEN ACT CONCERNED ABOUT mario Reyes.
My concern about Stallworth has absolutely nothing to do with Michael Vick, I have felt the pain of what a drunk drivr can do, I don't know what color the person was that was killed by Stallworth and I really don't care because it doesn't matter, because the man is still dead. But I do find it rather odd that you would bring up race, but on second thought you bring race in just about every comment you make in each of the different names you use.
Mario

United States

#44 Jun 26, 2009
Private Love wrote:
Still, there are critical differences between the two cases, as even Florida prosecutors say.
Stallworth didn't intend to kill anyone — although if you get plastered, then get behind the wheel, you're no innocent victim of circumstance.
After the accident, Stallworth did stop and dial 911. He cooperated with police. He had no previous record.
"He acted like a man," his attorney, Christopher Lyons, said in a wire report.
And then Stallworth did something that his generous NFL contract and roster bonus enabled him to do: He settled an unknown amount of money upon his victim's family.
He "acted" like a man. Would Vick have stopped and called 911? I doubt it
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