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Old 03-14-2009, 12:38 PM   #1
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Sad situation. Hope the first thing that pops to mind isn't true...

http://www.canadaeast.com/sports/article/603282

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Police in Miami Beach say Cleveland Browns receiver Donte Stallworth has hit and killed a pedestrian with his Bentley.

Police spokesman Juan Sanchez says Stallworth hit a man crossing the busy causeway that links downtown Miami with Miami Beach around 7 a.m. ET on Saturday.

The man was pronounced dead at a trauma centre. He was near a crosswalk but it's not clear if he was crossing legally.

Stallworth is co-operating and no charges have been filed. Officers drew his blood to test for drugs or alcohol, which is routine. Police say it's too early to tell if Stallworth was violating traffic laws.

The 28-year-old former New England Patriot signed a seven-year, US$35-million contract with the Browns as a free agent before last season but hardly played because he was hurt.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:39 PM   #2
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Wow, that sucks. Even if it wasnt his fault he will probably end up shoveling out lots of money to the family.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:05 PM   #3
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And it also sucks because, you know, a guy died.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:08 PM   #4
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And it also sucks because, you know, a guy died.
i know it's terrible, but I cracked up when I read your response.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:15 PM   #5
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Ugh.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:22 PM   #6
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And it also sucks because, you know, a guy died.

Really? Wow, never thought of that.
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I'm curious to see if he was an Illegal Alien... if so, it's going to blow this thing up even more.
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If it turns out he was drinking and driving, how selfish is that?

This might end up being off topic, but I can't stand people on forums that say "Its just a DUI, we've all done it at one point or another"

I hate that attitude, and personally I feel every time an NFL player gets a DUI he should be suspended for 4 games no matter what.

These guys have million dollar contracts and they can't call a cab? Please.


So hopefully for Stallworth's sake this was all just an unfortunate accident. But if he was drinking and driving, what a selfish prick.

My thoughts are with the family anyhow.
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:37 PM   #9
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That sucks, if he was drinking he should be suspended 8 games minimum.
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:41 PM   #10
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That sucks, if he was drinking he should be suspended 8 games minimum.
If he was drinking, he should be in jail for 10-15 years.
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:43 PM   #11
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If he was drinking, he should be in jail for 10-15 years.
We know that wont happen, didn't Little kill someone and he still playing.
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Stallworth + Killed Pedestrian = Big Lawsuit
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Old 03-14-2009, 02:50 PM   #13
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We know that wont happen, didn't Little kill someone and he still playing.
Yeah (on Leonard Little). Doesn't mean it is right though. I'm saying he should be, and if it was anyone else, they most likely would be.
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Yeah (on Leonard Little). Doesn't mean it is right though. I'm saying he should be, and if it was anyone else, they most likely would be.
I agree to the fullest.
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That sucks, if he was drinking he should be suspended 8 games minimum.
If he was drinking he will be going to prison.
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We know that wont happen, didn't Little kill someone and he still playing.
Since Little's incident states have gotten a lot tougher on drunk drivers who kill people. I'd say if it comes back he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he will go to prison.
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Since Little's incident states have gotten a lot tougher on drunk drivers who kill people. I'd say if it comes back he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he will go to prison.
That is what should happen, what are the chances it does?
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Before everyone starts slaying Stallworth for driving drunk, there's just as good a chance that the pedestrian was the drunk.

I'm familiar with that road, and there are a lot of squatter types down there who hang out in the bushes drinking and fishing for dinner.

Considering we know nothing, it's just as likely that some guy stumbled drunk into the road without looking as it is that Stallworth was driving drunk.
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If it turns out he was drinking and driving, how selfish is that?

This might end up being off topic, but I can't stand people on forums that say "Its just a DUI, we've all done it at one point or another"

I hate that attitude, and personally I feel every time an NFL player gets a DUI he should be suspended for 4 games no matter what.

These guys have million dollar contracts and they can't call a cab? Please.


So hopefully for Stallworth's sake this was all just an unfortunate accident. But if he was drinking and driving, what a selfish prick.

My thoughts are with the family anyhow.
DUIs are mostly a government money-making scheme.

Here in CA they're going to lower the legal limit to .05

Spare me the sob stories, if I drink a glass of wine an hour and half ago and get pulled over and sent to jail - somethings ****ED up.
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DUIs are mostly a government money-making scheme.

Here in CA they're going to lower the legal limit to .05

Spare me the sob stories, if I drink a glass of wine an hour and half ago and get pulled over and sent to jail - somethings ****ED up.

There's always going to be certain cases in which the law doesn't work correctly. I'm sorry but a DUI for the most part isn't a "money-making scheme".

A person died. If Stallworth was drinking, then that's a selfish act. DUI's are a big deal. If he wasn't drinking, wasn't driving like a maniac, then its an unfortunate accident, and I feel sorry for him.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:23 PM   #21
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The accident happened at 7AM.

What's worse (assuming he was drunk)? Waking up a 5 or so in the morning and shot-gunning beers for 2 hours.....or still being legally drunk at 7AM from drinking the night before?
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Before everyone starts slaying Stallworth for driving drunk, there's just as good a chance that the pedestrian was the drunk.

I'm familiar with that road, and there are a lot of squatter types down there who hang out in the bushes drinking and fishing for dinner.

Considering we know nothing, it's just as likely that some guy stumbled drunk into the road without looking as it is that Stallworth was driving drunk.
Not to mention pedestrians in the Miami area are famous for not using crosswalks.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:34 PM   #23
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I'm curious to see if he was an Illegal Alien... if so, it's going to blow this thing up even more.
I don't know what you are implying with that sig but it's just.... can it go away?
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:49 PM   #24
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I don't know what you are implying with that sig but it's just.... can it go away?
It's creepy as hell, but I believe it is a reference to the Super Mario Brothers movie.
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DUIs are mostly a government money-making scheme.

Here in CA they're going to lower the legal limit to .05

Spare me the sob stories, if I drink a glass of wine an hour and half ago and get pulled over and sent to jail - somethings ****ED up.
If you're legally drunk after a glass of wine an hour and a half ago, you're a lightweight and shouldn't be drinking in the first place. A 150lb man who drinks a glass of wine an hour and a half ago on average will blow, on average, between a .01 and a .02.

When you're driving a thousand pound weapon, I think erring on the side of caution for the benefit of the OTHER people on the road is a small price to pay for you not being able to get your drink on.
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