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Browns' Stallworth suspended for season without pay

There are 22 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Aug 13, 2009, titled Browns' Stallworth suspended for season without pay. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth was suspended without pay for this season today after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter in June.

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columbus resident

Dublin, OH

#1 Aug 13, 2009
i think that this is total crap that he is pretty much being let off bc he has money...he killed a man and only spent 30 days in jail? what has this world come to really??...
Downtown

Ridgeway, OH

#2 Aug 13, 2009
Where is the justice in a 30 day jail sentence? Michael Vick spent almost 2 years in prison for owning a dog fighting ring in which dogs were killed. Stallworth kills a man and spends 30 days!!!!
Jay

Columbus, OH

#3 Aug 13, 2009
Stallworth was able to pay off the man's family though...unfortunately for Vick there wasn't a dog he could give money to so the charges would be basically dropped except for a minimal jail stay.

Money will get you out of ANYTHING.
charles traylor

Naperville, IL

#4 Aug 13, 2009
roger goodell is enjoying his role as God. How is it that the Man that is payed by the teams, mete out arbitrary justice. He will not admit it but, roger goodell is responding to public emotions rather than rational response. I just thank God,stallworth didn't hit a caucasian male/female, he would have recieved a lifetime ban on top of a long prison term.roger goodell need an oversight/internal affairs cmte looking at all his rulings,where is the players union in this and, I don't here any player voices.this man has too much power and he is getting drunk off it.
charles

Naperville, IL

#5 Aug 13, 2009
taking a Man's ability to earn a living is just not right. It is trully a tragedy that a life was taken,however, the reaction is as if,this was a deliberate act.sure, Mr. Stallworth was under the influence but, he didn't set out to kill anyone, it was an accident an unfotunate one at that.
You are stupid

Columbus, OH

#6 Aug 13, 2009
charles traylor wrote:
roger goodell is enjoying his role as God. How is it that the Man that is payed by the teams, mete out arbitrary justice. He will not admit it but, roger goodell is responding to public emotions rather than rational response. I just thank God,stallworth didn't hit a caucasian male/female, he would have recieved a lifetime ban on top of a long prison term.roger goodell need an oversight/internal affairs cmte looking at all his rulings,where is the players union in this and, I don't here any player voices.this man has too much power and he is getting drunk off it.
You are dumb***!!! You people who keep blaming racism, womens rights, gays, etc. for all the problems in this world, need to get your heads out of your ***!!! Why do people have to bring this S**T up everytime a person of a different race is involved in a crime!!! This was a Drunk *** driver who killed a person BECAUSE HE CHOSE TO GET DRUNK AND DRIVE!!! It could have been a white player who did this!! He has money and we all the know the saying....MONEY TALKS BULLS**t WALKS!!!! People who want to live in the past and blame their miserable lives on slavery, Repression, ERA, gays, etc...please do us all a favor and go off yourselves, I am so sick of your poor me, everyone hates me attitude!!! The problem is you hate yourself and you will never be happy no matter how much things change!!!!!!!
Jay

Columbus, OH

#7 Aug 13, 2009
charles wrote:
taking a Man's ability to earn a living is just not right. It is trully a tragedy that a life was taken,however, the reaction is as if,this was a deliberate act.sure, Mr. Stallworth was under the influence but, he didn't set out to kill anyone, it was an accident an unfotunate one at that.
It was an accident that could have been avoided however if he wasn't drinking, so he's brought all this upon himself.
claw71

United States

#8 Aug 13, 2009
columbus resident wrote:
i think that this is total crap that he is pretty much being let off bc he has money...he killed a man and only spent 30 days in jail? what has this world come to really??...
24 days in jail actually, but he's not being let off. He can never drive again. He has a suspended sentence hanging over his head so if he violates the terms of his probation arrangement he can go to prison for a long time.

You people all lose sight of the fact that this was an accident. Stallworth is clearly shaken by this but he is also very cognizant over the pain he has caused.

We don't know for a certainty that this accident could have been avoided had Stallworth not been drinking. The fact remains that the man he hit was jaywalking. Not only was he jaywalking but he entered the roadway from between parked cars.

If Stallworth had wanted to fight this there is a strong probability that he would have been found not guilty in a court of law if the charges actually held up through the pretrial process.

Stallworth took a deal to save the deceased's family the pain of going through that process. Stallworth wanted to move on as well. He made a mistake. He is currently paying for that mistake. Let it go.
Sage Rosensnap

Houston, TX

#9 Aug 13, 2009
He cant drive but I will teach him to helicopter from point A to B.......

www.youtube.com/watch...

But there will be no HWI going on.
Speechless

Columbus, OH

#10 Aug 13, 2009
Next time I see somebody jaywalking, I'm taking aim!
henchy

Lewistown, PA

#11 Aug 13, 2009
If i see shit worth walking it will be his last walk, that damn judge is a freak, huh freak?
henchy

Lewistown, PA

#12 Aug 13, 2009
30 DAYS?
Dave

Groveport, OH

#14 Aug 13, 2009
I'm amazed at the keyboard beaters that dont know anything about this case.A death volunteer ran out in front of a car in the dark and got ran over.The guy that got killed was jaywalking and Stallworth happened to be the unfortunate sap that ran him over when he tried to illegally cross in a 55mph zone.If the driver was sober the jaywalker would have died anyway,physics override the law of man.

Stallworth should have been convicted of DUI only and the dead guy should have been issued a jaywalking ticket for future legal purposes.
henchy

Lewistown, PA

#15 Aug 13, 2009
30 days is what you get for a 2nd dui, without killing someone, something is wrong there and that DA should get off his ass and correct it, disgusted.
henchy

Lewistown, PA

#16 Aug 13, 2009
that sob should not even be allowed back in period.......................
Julie Coxs

Gnadenhutten, OH

#17 Aug 13, 2009
This guy gets 28 years for being nearby, and MR. Big Money gets 28 days. Not right!

ATHENS, Ohio -- Maintaining to the end that he's not a killer, a 17-year-old from Columbus was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison by an Athens County Common Pleas judge yesterday for his role in a Feb. 15 shootout in rural New Marshfield.

Though he apologized in court to the mother of Donnie Putnam, the slain Meigs County man, Mohat Osman insisted, "I don't believe this is justice, because I didn't kill your son."

After deliberating nine hours, the jury found Osman, who was tried as an adult, guilty of two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of murder.

The murder charge contended that even if Osman didn't pull the trigger on the 9 mm handgun that killed the 39-year-old Putnam, he was partly responsible for the robbery attempt in which Putnam was accidentally shot to death.
Miracle n New York City

Englewood, CO

#19 Aug 13, 2009
Racism is not involved here and anyone who thinks it is should check themselves; the man KILLED someone! Whether intentional or not. The problem is with a legal system that - as others have noted - seems to place greater importance on the treatment of animals than on humans. This is common in third world countries were cattle, goats, etc. are more prized than babies; its despicable for this to happen in the United States.
Second, in NYC, a woman - driving drunk AND stoned and going the wrong way on the freeway killed herself and 7 other. When will people learn the horrors of drinking and driving? Only by holding people accountable.
older than you

Kissimmee, FL

#20 Aug 13, 2009
another thug

Since: Aug 09

Utica, KY

#21 Aug 13, 2009
columbus resident wrote:
i think that this is total crap that he is pretty much being let off bc he has money...he killed a man and only spent 30 days in jail? what has this world come to really??...
i know so true
Ken

Powell, OH

#22 Aug 14, 2009
Compare the sentence of Stallworth to any ordinary citizen in America, with emphasis on "Ordinary", then apply the law, seems that the sentence by the judge is way too short and way to soft with emphasis on "short" and "soft".
Another catagory of "criminal law" ought to be made with two different sentence guidelines. Catagory "DUI" murder, with guidelines for "rich" and "poor". Where the rich get reduced time and the judge poor's it on the poor!!!!!!

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