Donte Stallworth has always been an at best sub par number two wide receiver. He has never had a receiving total of 1,000 yards or caught more than eight touch downs in any season he has played in. He has played for six teams in his NFL career which include the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and now the Washington Redskins. He began his career by playing for the Saints for four years. Then, after only one year played with the Eagles and Patriots Stallworth was then offered a contract from the Browns entering the 2008 season. The contract was a seven year deal worth $35 million, in which $10 million was guaranteed.
After only playing in eleven games that season due to injury, Stallworth was out at a Miami hotel bar on the night of March 14. He had left the bar sometime around 7 a.m, after he enjoyed a nice night thanks to the $4 million roster bonus he had just received a few days before. At the time of 7:15 a.m., the Cleveland Browns wide receiver struck 59 year old Mario Reyes with his car. Mr. Reyes, a construction crane operator, was said to be just getting off work trying to catch a bus home. A black 2005 Bentley then struck Mario, who was crossing the street. When police arrived at the scene, Donte admitted to the officers that he hit the man in the road. The officers smelled alcohol on his breath. Stallworth blew a .126, which was over the legal limit of .08. He was being convicted of DUI manslaughter where he could face up to fifteen years in prison. However, he reached an undisclosed settlement with the victim’s family. In doing so, he brought his maximum sentence down to 30 days. Donte served 24 of his 30 days and was released from jail. After his release, he was sentenced to serve two years house arrest while also receiving eight years of probation.
His lawyer, Christopher Lyons, showed some other facts about the case which included that Mario Reyes was crossing a...