Browns receiver Donte' Stallworth sus...

Browns receiver Donte' Stallworth suspended indefinitely by NFL...

There are 108 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jun 18, 2009, titled Browns receiver Donte' Stallworth suspended indefinitely by NFL.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The NFL has indefinitely suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Donte' Stallworth, who killed a pedestrian while driving drunk.

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Coach McGuirk Says

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Jun 18, 2009
leave it to the Sun Sentinel to make things as clear as mud: how can you be suspended indefinitely and still play football?
FYI: when you're on house arrest, you can't travel so the Court must be making a special condition to allow that. House arrest or more correctly Community Control allows people outside of their homes only for school, work or approved activities and if he's playing football out of state, how can he report once a week to a probation office which is also required? How can the probation officer check with him at his residence once a week?
Sounds like a very lenient form of community control. I forgot, he's a rich athlete and so the rules are obviously different.
blanca reigosa

Cape Coral, FL

#2 Jun 18, 2009
this es terrivle. es people of coler and es why he going to jail! if es white american...they es make rumba!!!!

todo rasiss!

Since: Nov 08

Escondido, CA

#3 Jun 18, 2009
30 days in jail fo DUI murder? Is this on offer for everybody?
ralph

Hollywood, FL

#4 Jun 18, 2009
it is about time some one put a stop to this i hope he does not play or get any money for 8 years if it was us we would be in jail for 29 years
juan

West Palm Beach, FL

#6 Jun 18, 2009
i hope he can play soon cause he is a good player and he catch all the balls and make points,, he is my favorite player and he can run fast and block,, he said it was the mans fault for running in the street so why cant he play i think he is a good player and can make the pro bowl and win the super bowl +
Big Government

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Jun 18, 2009
Boy - the dogooders of america are all up in arms over this one. You people just can't help yourself - need to control everyone and everything. Pay attention highschool flunkies - the person killed was committing an illegal act. It is rediculous that after the fact - you are trying to call this MURDER. I'll tell you what - get out your checkbook and right a check for $24,000. What? Can't do that - then shut up - go home and feed your cat. Let the productive people of America get back to work and worry about reall things.
JRP

Miami, FL

#8 Jun 18, 2009
This is a tragedy. Drinking and driving needs to have tougher consequences but if Stallworth reached a financial settlement with the victims family, why does the commissioner think there should be more punishment. He is Fidel Goodell!!!! Stallworth is a first time offender and he hasn't been in trouble with the law. He wasn't like Michael Vick denying the whole incident and lying to the feds. He was remorseful from the beginning and accepted responsibility from the start. Plus, it has to be taken into account that the victim was crossing the street at an illegal crosswalk. My heart goes out to the victims family because they didn't deserve the pain but Stallworth paid his debt to the victims family and they reached a settlement. Goodell doesn't have punishment guidelines. If the judicial system gave Stallworth 30 days in jail, removed his lisence, gave him 10 years probation, plus the victims family settled and the court heard all the facts then we have to accept it. Lets go after the judicial system or the laws in place regarding drinking and driving, they are too light.
a thought

Hollywood, FL

#9 Jun 18, 2009
I know many will think this is a light sentence but I don't think the facts of the actual crash were published. If stallworth had been sober, would he have been charged with anything at all? I think there was one article where the pedestrian was jay walking and crossed in the middle of the road without warning. Had the pedestrian lived and Stallworth was not DUI the pedestrian would have been charged with causing the accident. What they also did not say was the toxicology report for the victim. All of these fact may have contributed to the light sentence. If all of these facts are true then the sentence is just as a jury would not send away stallworth for years when the pedestrian ( possibly drunk) jaywalked thus beaing a significant reason for the crash.(For the record it was reported that the victims family approved this plea deal)
munkies

Hollywood, FL

#10 Jun 18, 2009
enjoy!!!!!
Broward County LEO

Boca Raton, FL

#11 Jun 18, 2009
This is BULLONEY, this MORON killed an innocent man and then got away with this killing since he got the $$$. STALLWORTH and OJ SIMPSON are one of a kind.
bulldog

Clearwater, FL

#12 Jun 18, 2009
a thought wrote:
I know many will think this is a light sentence but I don't think the facts of the actual crash were published. If stallworth had been sober, would he have been charged with anything at all? I think there was one article where the pedestrian was jay walking and crossed in the middle of the road without warning. Had the pedestrian lived and Stallworth was not DUI the pedestrian would have been charged with causing the accident. What they also did not say was the toxicology report for the victim. All of these fact may have contributed to the light sentence. If all of these facts are true then the sentence is just as a jury would not send away stallworth for years when the pedestrian ( possibly drunk) jaywalked thus beaing a significant reason for the crash.(For the record it was reported that the victims family approved this plea deal)
You are right! to only get 30 days they must of determined that stallworth did not hit the man cause he was drunk but because the man was jaywalking....its a sad case that has alot of people outraged over the sentence....im not sure how i feel about it....
woody hayes

San Antonio, TX

#13 Jun 18, 2009
Look, he stepped up to the plate, took responsibility, has no criminal record and the victim's family are okay with the sentence.
Why on earth Roger Goodell feels obligated to further his punishment is beyond me. Causing Stallworth to lose money is going to help him or anyone else how?
If Joe Citizen was in the same situation and worked for Motorola, would he be suspended by his employer? The guy plays football for a living, ferchristsake. he made a mistake and has paid the price in civil and criminal courts. Move on.
mloy

Deep River, Canada

#14 Jun 18, 2009
What does it take for these guys who are riding on their high horses to learn - must someone loved one die before they wake up. What is so hard about - DO NOT DRINK AND THEN GO BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A MOVING VEHICLE, YOU CAN KILL YOURSELF AND WORSE YET - YOU CAN KILL SOMEONE - I hope this is a lessons learned, if one person can learn from this guys mistake. And where are all those people that you were drinking with, I suppose they abandoned you in your time of trouble. My youth - seek the Lord while He may be found. The word of God tells us that - Young man God calls on you because you are strong. We are in the end times which is perilous. Remember Jesus is Lord to the honor and glory of God. I pray God will give you the strength to go through this rough patch in your life. But remember - This too shall pass - it is only for a time. Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning. It may seem dark for you right now Donte Stallworth - but the darkest hour is just before dawn. On day you will be able to find peace and joy again, just trust God. We all make mistakes at times in our lives, and if we learn from it, it makes us stronger. Peace my bro.
bulldog

Clearwater, FL

#15 Jun 18, 2009
woody hayes wrote:
Look, he stepped up to the plate, took responsibility, has no criminal record and the victim's family are okay with the sentence.
Why on earth Roger Goodell feels obligated to further his punishment is beyond me. Causing Stallworth to lose money is going to help him or anyone else how?
If Joe Citizen was in the same situation and worked for Motorola, would he be suspended by his employer? The guy plays football for a living, ferchristsake. he made a mistake and has paid the price in civil and criminal courts. Move on.
well the nfl is a buisness they have to protect their image and they have the right to do so...playing in the nfl is not stallworth's right......if goodell decides to send a message by enforcing a stiff suspesion then so be it...dontee should be greatful that he even gets to play again...
steppin up

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Jun 18, 2009
woody hayes wrote:
Look, he stepped up to the plate, took responsibility, has no criminal record and the victim's family are okay with the sentence.
Why on earth Roger Goodell feels obligated to further his punishment is beyond me. Causing Stallworth to lose money is going to help him or anyone else how?
If Joe Citizen was in the same situation and worked for Motorola, would he be suspended by his employer? The guy plays football for a living, ferchristsake. he made a mistake and has paid the price in civil and criminal courts. Move on.
I agree. At least he stepped up to the plate. Lets just hope its a message for all other ETOH abusers to stay home and get drunk.
iggy

Pompano Beach, FL

#17 Jun 18, 2009
Big Government wrote:
Here we go - anything to divert attention away from Obama not being a US citizen. How come no one is reporting this in the mainstream media? Either he lied about his citizenship in Africa to get some sort of International college grant here in the states or he actually is a citizen of another country!
Say what? how does it feel to live in IGNORANCE? Nevermind, don't anwser that. Your answer might be just as ignorant. Lets just stick with the subject at hand.

Thanks everybody else for showing a little decoram and sharing your intellect.
Coach McGuirk Says

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#18 Jun 18, 2009
did he really step up? didnt his lawyer work out this plea and then tell him: listen, here's what youre going to do? this guy did nothing special and should be treated like everyone else.
i'm glad the entitlement will end soon for him and he can come back to reality.
steppin up wrote:
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I agree. At least he stepped up to the plate. Lets just hope its a message for all other ETOH abusers to stay home and get drunk.
bobby g

Pompano Beach, FL

#20 Jun 18, 2009
so if I kill someone after a couple of beers in Dade County I only get 30 days? I think not.
bobby g

Pompano Beach, FL

#21 Jun 18, 2009
Coach McGuirk Says wrote:
did he really step up? didnt his lawyer work out this plea and then tell him: listen, here's what youre going to do? this guy did nothing special and should be treated like everyone else.
i'm glad the entitlement will end soon for him and he can come back to reality.<quoted text>
You both are nuts . 30 days for killing aguy. Do you know how many guys are doing 10 years because some kid jumped out in front of thier cars after a happy hour. People got paid off. Justice is not equal.
Pago Pago Trojan

Starkville, MS

#22 Jun 18, 2009
Broward County LEO wrote:
This is BULLONEY, this MORON killed an innocent man and then got away with this killing since he got the $$$. STALLWORTH and OJ SIMPSON are one of a kind.
You people need to stop picking on the "brothers"!

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