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Stallworth could play this year
Posted Jun. 16 at 07:38 AM
It looks like there's a chance Donte Stallworth will play some football this year. Earlier in the year, he was involved in a drunk-driving accident that resulted in the death of 59-year-old Florida man, but Stallworth will serve only 30 days in jail as part of a sentencing agreement reached today.
There are other terms involved in his sentence. He might not ever drive again; he'll pay fines and money to the family of the man; and he could face two years of house arrest. But none of those terms will prevent him playing football this year.
There's a story on the agreement that's been put together by the Associated Press.
Now there are two key questions left. What will the league office do? When Leonard Little (the Rams' defensive end) was involved in a similar incident in 1998, he was suspended for eight games.
And do the Browns even want him back? Is he good enough that they'll want to deal with negative fan reaction of putting him in one of their uniforms? Cleveland has Braylon Edwards coming back, drafted two wide receivers in the second round and also signed free agents Mike Furrey and David Patten.
In 11 games last year, Stallworth caught only 17 passes for 170 yards, with one touchdown. He is 28 years old.
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