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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 11:45 AM
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NFL player Stallworth was legally drunk during fatal accident, source says
NFL player Stallworth was legally drunk during fatal accident, source says

By JENNIFER LEBOVICH AND DAVID OVALLE


Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth was driving drunk last weekend when he struck and killed a pedestrian with his Bentley in Miami Beach, a source with knowledge of the investigation told The Miami Herald.

The source said blood alcohol tests showed Stallworth was above the legal limit. Miami Herald news partner WFOR-CBS4 reported that Stallworth's blood alcohol level was .14. The legal limit is .08.

Miami Beach police would not confirm whether the blood tests were complete, saying the results would not be released until their investigation is complete.

''We have not released anything regarding the blood work,'' said Jenny Velazquez, a police spokeswoman. ``We're not confirming anything.''

No charges have been filed against Stallworth, 28, who is cooperating with detectives investigating Saturday morning's fatal crash on the MacArthur Causeway near South Beach.

Struck and killed was Mario Reyes, 59, who was getting off work as an overnight crane operator and trying to cross the street to catch a bus home just after 7 a.m. He died at the scene.

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http://www.miamiherald.com/news/breaking-news/story/958...
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 11:47 AM
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1. Enough money for a Bentley, but not enough for a cab?
Moron.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 11:49 AM
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2. Actually, I was thinking asshole.
At 7 am no less. How about, fucking asshole?
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 11:49 AM
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3. a .14 @ 7:00 AM?
either coming home from "the party" or waking up still drunk from the night before.

btw in a really small point ..... he was useless for the browns last season.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 11:53 AM
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4. sad... a mistake that will destroy your life
Edited on Fri Mar-20-09 12:04 PM by fascisthunter
and somebody else's. Not worth the drive in any car. Take a cab or stay where you are until you can get a ride. Stalworth's life is ruined and somebody else loses a life. Horrible all around.
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MajPayne2 Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 11:54 AM
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5. Some of these
over privileged NFL assholes are ridiculous. Between Pacman, Plaxico, T.O., and now this assclown, the NFL needs to start doing psych testing on a regular basis. Role models my black ass.
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GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 12:00 PM
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6. I hope he gets suspended for several games
at least!
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 12:12 PM
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7. he is going to be in jail
his 2009 season is done .... good chance his career is over.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 12:23 PM
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9. I hope so.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 12:14 PM
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8. but he's an athlete, let him pay a fine and do community service and lets get him back playing
Edited on Fri Mar-20-09 12:18 PM by WI_DEM
ball
(do you think I have to indicate this is sarcasm?)
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GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 01:17 PM
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11. He can talk to high schoolers about the dangers of drinking
Yes, you do have to indicate it's sarcasm. He's going to have the best lawyers (didn't he even play with Lawyer Malloy?) and he might get off with a slap on the wrist - and from there, you know NFL teams will go for him if he's still good enough and cheap enough.

This story was like Bonfire of the Vanities. He was driving his Bentley, and hit a poor guy coming off the night shift.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 12:26 PM
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10. That is so sad!
Then this was no accident. He should not be allowed to play professional football anymore and I am sure that deceased man's family will sue his arse off. I don't blame them. :(
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 01:44 PM
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12. how do you figure that it wasn't an accident?
are you saying that he ran him down on purpose?

and what does it have to do with his career? if he had been a janitor, would you say that he shouldn't be allowed to clean buildings and empty the trash anymore...? :shrug:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-20-09 01:51 PM
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13. He's going to play football
In the prison league for years to come.
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