Donte Stallworth’s Legal Troubles Causing WR Troubles for Cleveland Browns


Published: March 16, 2009


... with DUI manslaughter stemming from a March 14 car accident that killed 59-year-old Mario Reyes would leave a big question mark at the WR position for the Browns.

Stallworth, if charged and convicted, is facing a possible second-degree felony in the state of Florida, which carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison, according to Florida state law.

Blood tests taken at the scene of the accident have yet to be determined, but police in Miami "seem pretty confident that they’re going to charge him,” an NFL source told Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole. “Even if he [is] clean, I think the police feel he’s going to be charged with something, regardless.”

In 2008, Stallworth signed a seven-year, $35 million contract with the Browns and was due a $4.75 million guaranteed roster bonus the day before the accident.

With the recent release of WR Joe Jurevicious on March 11 and the possible loss of Stallworth, the Browns could be ...

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