Stallworth Released from Jail

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth was released from a Miami jail after serving 24 days of his 30-day sentence for DUI manslaughter.

Stallworth pleaded guilty to hitting 59-year-old Mario Reyes but a deal was worked out between the prosecution, the family of Reyes and Stallworth that included only a 30-day jail sentence. Stallworth’s attorney Christopher Lyons said the receiver plans to "fulfill his obligations under the plea agreement and spend time with his family." Stallworth was released early from jail for good behavior.

Stallworth won’t be playing in the NFL anytime soon as he was suspended indefinitely by commissioner Roger Goodell as NFL odds information tells us. Before last season, Stallworth signed a seven-year, $35 million contract with the Cleveland Browns as NFL betting numbers show. He was hurt for much of last year and only had 17 catches for 170 yards and a touchdown as NFL betting statistics tell us. The Browns are considered a longshot in NFL odds to win this year’s Super Bowl as they are listed at 50-1 at the sports book. Cleveland collapsed last season after being one of the teams that people expected to have a very good season. With no proven quarterback and a leaky defense, it was a bad season for the Browns.

Sports betting information tells us that Stallworth will be spending the next two years under house arrest as part of the plea agreement. He will also spend another eight years after that on probation as NFL betting information shows. His driver’s license was suspended permanently and he was sentenced to 1,000 hours of community service.

Stallworth told police that he was at a Miami Beach club with friends and had tequila but did not feel drunk. “I should have just stayed home,” Stallworth told Miami Beach police. According to police, Stallworth was partying with Browns receiver Braylon Edwards and Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams at the club. He left the club shortly before 5 am. Stallworth went home but then decided to drive to South Beach and that is w hen he hit Reyes, just beyond the crosswalk. “I thought he was going to stop and let me go,” Stallworth said. “I don’t know why he kept going.” Stallworth veered but couldn’t avoid hitting him. Stallworth had a blood-alcohol level of .126 when he hit Reyes, above Florida’s .08 limit. He also tested positive for marijuana.