And, this time it was Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth.
Bail is expected to be set at $200,000. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison.
Stallworth’s blood-alcohol level after last month’s accident was measured at 0.126 percent, higher than the state’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.
The story goes like this…
The 59 year old victim was struck by the right front and fender of the car and suffered critical head, chest and abdominal injuries, according to an affidavit. He died a short time later at a hospital. Stallworth told the arriving officer, “I hit the man lying in the road,” the affidavit said. He said he had time to honk his horn and flash his headlights to alert the victim, according to the documents. So….wouldn’t he have had time to slow down and stop????? Police smelled alcohol on his breath, the documents said, and Stallworth provided a blood sample at the scene. Stallworth was driving about 50 mph in a 40 mph zone.
Stallworth released a statement four days after the incident saying he and his family were “grief-stricken.”
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league would review the case under its conduct and substance abuse policies.
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