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Browns WR Stallworth Hits, Kills Fla. Pedestrian / Suspended for 2009 Season

Discussion in 'Other NFL' started by jupiterfin, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. jupiterfin

    jupiterfin Mild Irritant

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    :eek:



    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/gen/ap/FBN_Stallworth_Pedestrian_Killed.html
     
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  2. Tone_E

    Tone_E Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Oh man.

    I just hope it wasn't a result of speeding, or driving under the influence of anything.

    Prayers out to both families.
     
  3. MonstBlitz

    MonstBlitz Nobody's Fart Catcher

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    Yeah, gotta give Stallworth the benefit of the doubt until the fact are known. At least he stopped and took responsibility for what happened by the sounds of it.
     
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  4. Dolphin1184

    Dolphin1184 Member

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    Why is anyone crossing a busy highway like the Macarthur Causeway?
     
  5. MelbournePhin

    MelbournePhin New Member

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    took 45 minutes to get to south beach from downtown because of that. it sucked.
     
  6. pennphinfan

    pennphinfan Stelin Canez Arcade Scorz

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    not very sensitive there eh?


    really though, can't see why someone would be crossing the causeway there. not that I live in Miami or anything but I've been there and I wouldn't want to cross that on foot, ever.
     
  7. section411

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    I read somewhere (sorry I can't post a link but I forgot where)
    that Mr. Reyes was on his way to work. He didn't own a car.
    Beyond sad....:sad:
     
  8. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    wow, very sad.................. This happens down here alot, but thats mainly because people are crossing over illegally, and they have to cross one of our main highways. Either way I think its pretty sad.......
     
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  9. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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  10. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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  11. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Beat me to it BDH. Was just going to post the link from nfl.com. Thanks for the link. :up:
     
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  12. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    Was at CBS Fantasy BB site, when news broke....:lol:

    Maybe update the Thread Title to reflect suspension???
     
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  13. njfinfan

    njfinfan The First Lady

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    Done. Thanks.
     
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  14. GISH

    GISH ~mUST wARN oTHERS~

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    Good. I think its crazy that Stallworth gets less than a month of jail time for killing someone while drunk driving; but Plaxico is facing 3-15 years for possessing an unregistered firearm. Such a backwards system. At least Stallworth is being held accountable to some degree by the NFL.
     
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  15. PhiNomina

    PhiNomina White-Collar Redneck

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    If you simply look at it from "he was drunk - someone died" it is a lenient sentence but when you review all of the facts, Stallworth's drinking had little to nothing to do with the accident. The court even had video of the accident.

    I honestly think the NFL would havebeen better served showing some leniency towards Stallworth since he stayed at the scene of the crime, didn't refuse the sobriety test, had private meetings with the family and plead guilty.

    I realize what he did was horrible but the fact that he owned up to it should be used as an example to other players. Had he ran from police and tried to get out of this his punishment would have been the exact same.
     
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  16. GISH

    GISH ~mUST wARN oTHERS~

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    if i tested legally drunk and killed someone under any circumstances with my vehicle, i would be in jail for years.
     
  17. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    depends on the law. here in texas if you hit someone not on the crosswalk, then you probably will not be found guilty of murder more then likely just dui....
     
  18. PhiNomina

    PhiNomina White-Collar Redneck

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    Thank you. And he isn't off with nothing. He is on house arrest for another 2 years, then 8 years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service. AND he can never drive in Florida again.
     
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  19. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    And the family is okay with all that. It's fair IMO. We may or not like the sentence, but if the family is okay with it, then I'm going to be okay with it. He was a man about it and showed it when he manned up to everything in this case, he never lied about anything.
     
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  20. jdang307

    jdang307 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I find the NFL statement inaccurate as well. While Donte should not have been drinking the test isn't drinking, someone dies, your life is over.

    Did the alcohol contribute to the accident, etc. What's just is just. Donte should not have been driving. Plain and simple. But you cannot control someone jumping out in front of your car. The NFL said an innocent man was killed,but from what I read a contributory negligent man was killed. That's how Donte got off fairly easy compared to what it could have been.
     
  21. unluckyluciano

    unluckyluciano For My Hero JetsSuck

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    I think the reason people think in these cases the person faces hard jail time is often what happens is someone will hit a pedestrian, panic then leave. This now means they are faced with a mess of charges, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid, etc. So while they may be found not guilty of murder, they make it worse on themselves by not helping the person they just hit.
     
  22. the 23rd

    the 23rd a.k.a. Rio

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    everyone knows two things:
    you never put the baby in the microwave & you don't drink & drive
    it's just about that simple
     
  23. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito.

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    The NFL has a ride safe program. YOu call them and they make sure someone picks you up.

    I have no idea why any NFL player gets a DUI.
     
  24. steveincolorado

    steveincolorado Spook, Storme & Pebbles

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    Anybody that gets a DUI is an idiot, not just the NFL players.
     
  25. King Felix

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    good...he killed an actual human being.
     

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