Browns WR Donte Stallworth to Serve f...

Browns WR Donte Stallworth to Serve for Drunk-Driving Death

There are 19 comments on the snafu-ed.blogspot.com story from Jun 16, 2009, titled Browns WR Donte Stallworth to Serve for Drunk-Driving Death. In it, snafu-ed.blogspot.com reports that:

Cleveland Browns WR Donte Stallworth pleaded guilty on Tuesday to manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail for the car crash that killed a pedestrian on Miami Beach in March.

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Since: Mar 09

Kansas City, MO

#1 Jun 16, 2009
He lucked up big time, he could have received 4 years.

Since: Mar 09

Kansas City, MO

#2 Jun 16, 2009
Wow, no drivers licenses for life. That's gotta be difficult.

Since: Mar 09

Kansas City, MO

#3 Jun 16, 2009
What amazing is his punishment, and call for punishment, is nothing compared to what Mike Vick got for killing dogs.

Mike Vick's story had tons of Vick detractors.

LOL. Dante kills a person, and no one even notices the story. And he gets 30 days in jail versus Mike's 23 months and 3 years in a Va. jail suspended for good behavior.

What have we learned?

Kill a dog = 2 years in jail
Kill a person while driving drunk = 30 days.

Whats wrong with that picture?
D boy

Orange Park, FL

#4 Jun 16, 2009
i think this is a bunch of crock if this was a ordinary person our a s s would have been locked up so fast ..i think this is bs he deserves more than just a slap on the rist throw his a s s in prison like you would do us ordinary people athaleates get to much speacial treatment i spelled that wrong forgive me!!
D boy

Orange Park, FL

#5 Jun 16, 2009
i know our court systems are so f-up along with the police and goverment ! like the last person said kill a dog 2 years kill a person let me suspend your liscence , 8 years of probation and 2 years of house arrest in your mantion, flat screen tv's all your toys = priceless our court & police systems are so screwed up but as long as there hands get greased donation money lol everything is ok ... what a joke thats like groundging your kids to there room where they have ps ,ps2 ps3 , xbox 360 cell phones are they realy grounded !!!cone on he shoud get suspend like 1 year with out pay as well his yearly salary should go to the poor guys family
D boy

Orange Park, FL

#6 Jun 16, 2009
they were talking about giving him 15 years instead he gets 15 mins of fame for something that is allful and disgusting killing some one while your ass is drunk ..whats wrong with athleates today make all this money and fame should be role models instead there worring about geting drunk and doing drugs ....

Since: Mar 08

United States

#8 Jun 16, 2009
Yeah seriously I'm not saying persecute drunk drivers but 30 days in jail is a slap on the wrist for taking someone's life. I think it's because he has money and plays in the NFL.
It's retarded how biased our justice system is. I've served longer for criminal trespassing.
Curt Densmore

United States

#9 Jun 16, 2009
This sentence might seem lenient, but it is important to remember that this man is a professional athlete. He represents the best that we all aspire to be. We all make mistakes, and at times we all (including the justice system) need to set aside punitive tendencies and just take a step back. As I said, this man is a professional athlete. Let it go.
D boy

Orange Park, FL

#10 Jun 16, 2009
Curt Densmore so your saying cause he is a professional athlete we should let it go , he does not represent anything i want my kids to be or me for that matter i dont admire people who make syupid choices ... set aside punitive tendencies so killing someone is ok as long as your a profesional athlete is what your saying .. i dont know what worse the judge and cops that let him off or your thought process behind this .. WOW!!! ok kids it's ok to get drunk and kill someone while your driving but only if your a profesional althlete ,, other wise its not ok .. u have a realy messed up thought process for real
D boy

Orange Park, FL

#11 Jun 16, 2009
i think he should be punished to the fullest , if that was me or you curt do you think we would get off with such a light sentance hell to the no . this make me sick speacial treatment just cause you are a star im going to pull the bs card .. what kind of world do we live in when its ok to kill some oneand not get any time , i can understand if the guy jumped in front of the car ... but come on he was doing like 55 or 60 in a 25 mph zone flossing in his bentley are court systems are realy messed up , he get off on man slaughter , micheal jackson gets off on molestaion charges ...im sure there alot other ones i have missed but thease are most recent high pofile cases ... curt densmore get a clue better yet get a conchense i know i spelled that wrong , sorry

“Tell the Truth”

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#12 Jun 17, 2009
30 days for driving drunk and killing someone!?!?!

Not only is it a slap in the face to the victim's family (his life is only worth 30 days?), but it is a miscarriage of justice to every other drunk driver who has caused a death and is serving much steeper sentences.

Personally, I'm sick of these overpaid, egotistical athletes literally getting away with murder. From OJ Simpson to Michael Vick, these men seem to be untouchable.

Mr. Stallworth will come out of jail in 30 days and continue his life as if nothing happened. He'll go on playing football, driving his big ass Bentley, and living large. Mr. Reyes however, will never get another day at work. He had been married for 20 years and had a 15 year old daughter. He'll never see her graduate from high school, never see her get married, never play with his grandchildren.

These athletes appear to be above the law. They are also protected by the teams they play for. If nothing else, they should be fired. Their behavior off the playing field should dictate whether or not they continue on with their team. For most of us, if we do something stupid and land in jail, our bosses might very well let us go. Why should it be any different for athletes?

You think the rich don't get their asses greased? Just imagine if this drunk driving accident had been the other way around - if Mr. Reyes had hit and killed Mr. Stallworth. How many of you think Mr. Reyes would be out of jail in 30 days?

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Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#13 Jun 17, 2009
Curt Densmore wrote:
This sentence might seem lenient, but it is important to remember that this man is a professional athlete. He represents the best that we all aspire to be. We all make mistakes, and at times we all (including the justice system) need to set aside punitive tendencies and just take a step back. As I said, this man is a professional athlete. Let it go.
You just made me want to hurl my breakfast.
Citizen

Brandenburg, KY

#14 Jun 17, 2009
This is always sad news, when one of America's Gods, are punished for doing something wrong.

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#15 Jun 17, 2009
Our entire society must be morally dead.
Glasnos

Apopka, FL

#16 Jun 17, 2009
Just another example of how racist america is ... that this african american man got 30 days in jail for negligent homicide. There is just no justice for african americans here in this racist country. The man said he was sorry.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#17 Jun 17, 2009
Curt Densmore wrote:
This sentence might seem lenient, but it is important to remember that this man is a professional athlete. He represents the best that we all aspire to be. We all make mistakes, and at times we all (including the justice system) need to set aside punitive tendencies and just take a step back. As I said, this man is a professional athlete. Let it go.
"Curt Densmore"

I get it, professional athletes are above the law. Right? Let it go? I love sports, follow them avidly, but why should a professional athlete get considerations that the "non professional athlete" does not. The asshole should have been sentenced as the average Joe on the street would have been. Why is he special?
Question for you: I understand he was also sentenced to two years of house arrest. How are they going to get around that so he can continue his "professioanl" career? Oh, I get it, he paid an undisclosed sum to those who lost a loved one.
That makes it all right???
What a loser!!!!

Peace
D boy

Orange Park, FL

#18 Jun 17, 2009
its not matter of being rasist its a matter of what morly right .. does not have anything to do weather he is black ,white yellow ,blue you get the idea simply but a simple im sorry does not make up for a inocent mans life .. so if he ran over your mom as long as he siad he is sorry you would forgivehim what a bunch of bs im smelling here you guys need to get a clue .....
Monte

Lake Worth, FL

#19 Jun 17, 2009
What saved his ass, was he manned up with the police, stayed on scene, admitted his guilt, and his career was saved....of course, many others prefer the shuck and jive method with police, and they get longer jail terms....
Chandler

Nashville, TN

#21 Jun 19, 2009
thisis sad. Another black athelete getting off easy because he is a high profile figure, and the double standard is always thrown in the face of ordinary citizens who would not ge the same treatment no matter what they did at the scene or otherwise. Letting him off light is an abomination. Here is a DRUNK driver, killing someone!! GET IT!!! Killign someone. This is a case that Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) should publicize as the poster tragedy of hypocrisy!!! This guy, white or black, was DRUNK and choosing to drive a car. Have we lost our minds? No one needs to go into what alcohol does to a human being. This is a sorry insult hurled at the family of the one killed. Embarrassing. And they call it a jusstice system!

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