Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby dreamon on Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:23 pm

MIAMI — A Miami television station and newspaper are reporting that blood tests show that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth was driving drunk when he fatally struck a pedestrian last weekend.

WSVN-TV reported Thursday that unnamed sources with knowledge of the investigation say that Stallworth's blood-alcohol level was between .08 and .16. The legal limit is .08. The Miami Herald also reported Thursday that an unnamed source says Stallworth's blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,509835,00.html


Following in the footsteps of other sports stars. When will they learn not to drink and drive?

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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby burnt fare on Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:00 pm

Does the man not know of the drunk driving campaigns? Most likely, he thought he could hold his liquor and did not need a sober friend or hired driver to take over the driving. Community work won't bring the victim back. The athlete has to adjust his outlook on alcohol and driving first.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby yukon on Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:03 pm

Cleveland Browns Player Donte Stallworth Charged With DUI Killing

MIAMI — Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth was charged Wednesday with killing a pedestrian last month while driving drunk after a night out at a swank South Beach nightspot.

An arrest warrant charging Stallworth, 28, with DUI manslaughter was filed in the March 14 accident that killed 59-year-old Mario Reyes. If convicted, Stallworth would face as many as 15 years in prison.

Stallworth's blood-alcohol level after the crash was .126, well above Florida's legal limit of .08, according to results of a blood test. Stallworth will also be charged with DUI, which carries a possible six-month sentence plus fines and community service for first offenders.

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Hate to say it but he will probably get off with a light sentence. I would be surprised if it interferred with the upcoming football season.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby yukon on Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:39 pm

Another that cant seem to learn from his own and others mistakes. Clearly the NFL penalties for this behavior is not working. They label these guys as superstars, the public and the courts seem to go easy on them unless there is public outcry. Heaven forbid the team loses a player worth millions, their star players. That attitude allows this to go on. What judge wants to be known as the one that threw a star player in jail for a while. The only reason Vicks got jail time is because of the public outcry. I doubt he would have seen the inside of a jail cell otherwise.



NFL Receiver Reggie Williams Tasered, Arrested for Drug Possession


HOUSTON — NFL receiver Reggie Williams was charged with drug possession after off-duty policemen used a Taser to subdue him when he refused to leave a bar.

Houston police spokesman Kese Smith says Williams was impaired when he refused to leave a bar Sunday night. He struggled with two off-duty officers who tried to escort him out and one of them used a Taser on him.

Police say jail officials later found a small bag believed to contain cocaine in Williams' back pocket. He was charged on Monday with possession of a controlled substance and freed after posting a $2,000 bond.

In February, the 25-year-old unrestricted free agent was arrested in Houston on drink driving and possession of marijuana charges, which were later dropped. He played for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season.





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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby deja vu on Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:02 pm

Bills’ Whitner zapped with stun gun, jailed
Safety tried to join fracas outside Cleveland bar, had to be restrained

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Buffalo Bills defensive back Donte Whitner was shocked with a stun gun and arrested by officers trying to control a rowdy crowd outside a Cleveland nightclub early Saturday, police said.

Whitner was jailed for aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Lt. Thomas Stacho said. The former Ohio State star was released later Saturday and hadn’t been charged, police said. A prosecutor was to decide whether to file charges.

"Officers attempting to control the scene denied Whitner access to the area at which time he attempted to force his way past the officers in an aggressive manner," Cleveland police said in a statement.


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Do they need full time babysitters? They clearly do not know how to behave. I wonder who will be the next one to fall from grace.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby deja vu on Sun May 24, 2009 7:47 pm

Here we go again:

Miami Dolphins defensive end Randy Starks was arrested early Sunday after police said he struck an officer with a slow-moving Freightliner truck, according to a police report.

Starks, 25, faces a charge of aggravated battery, according to the report.

The arrest took place about 12:20 a.m. in Miami's South Beach area. Officers said they saw the Freightliner truck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on South Beach's Ocean Drive with some 13 people inside, including a woman sitting on the lap of Starks, who was driving.

The truck's seating capacity is four occupants, the police report said. It was not clear from the police report whether the Freightliner -- normally part of a tractor-trailer -- was connected to a trailer.


http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/24/sta ... index.html


I think the question becomes: Which NFLers wont be arrested or have a criminal record by the end of the upcoming season. Maybe they need to offer incentives to keep them out of trouble.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby deja vu on Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:11 pm

An update on Donte Stallworth:

MIAMI - Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth has agreed to plead guilty to a DUI manslaughter charge and would do some jail time for a Miami car crash in which a pedestrian was struck and killed, authorities said Monday.

Stallworth, 28, is scheduled to appear Tuesday in a Miami courtroom to enter the plea. If accepted by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy, Stallworth would serve a short jail sentence for the March 14 crash, followed by lengthy probation and numerous conditions, Terry Chavez, spokeswoman for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, told The Associated Press.

Miami Beach police said Stallworth was drinking at a bar in the swank Fountainebleu hotel. He left to go to a nearby home - he owns three properties in the Miami area - and then headed out in his black 2005 Bentley on MacArthur Causeway, which links the beach to downtown Miami.

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One can only hope others will think twice now.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby mousepad on Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:04 pm

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth will spend 30 days in jail for a DUI manslaughter that killed a construction worker in March under terms of a plea agreement, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Stallworth, 28, pleaded guilty in a Florida court Tuesday to killing Mario Reyes while driving under the influence of alcohol. He began serving his sentence immediately, said Terry Chavez, spokeswoman for the Miami-Dade state attorney's office. With his mother, Donna Stallworth, at his side, Stallworth offered his "deepest condolences to the Reyes family."

"Though I cannot bring back Mr. Reyes or ease his family's pain, I can and will honor his memory by committing my time, my resources and my voice by educating this community about the dangers of drunk driving," Stallworth said in court. State attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle called the judgment "just" and said that Reyes' family supported the plea agreement. Stallworth cooperated with police and did not have a record of traffic violations or criminal convictions, she said in a news release.


http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/06/16/flo ... index.html

Seems all are satisfied with this decision. I think the fact that Mr. Stallworth took full responsibility and did not leave the scene helped his cause.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby deja vu on Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:32 pm

Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress was indicted by a grand jury on weapons charges for shooting himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub and faces a minimum prison sentence of 3 1/2 years if convicted, prosecutors announced Monday.

The indictment charged the 31-year-old Burress with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of reckless endangerment, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau said.

“The grand jury applied the law to the facts of this case,” Morgenthau said. He said the accidental shooting at the Latin Quarter nightclub on Nov. 29 was treated “like any similar case against any other defendant.”

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Here we go again. At least he shot himself and didn't hurt an innocent bystander.
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Re: Sports Figures That Get In Trouble

Postby deja vu on Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:21 pm

NEW YORK - Cleveland Browns receiver Donte’ Stallworth was suspended without pay for this season Thursday after pleading guilty to killing a pedestrian while driving drunk. He cannot participate in any team activities until his reinstatement after the Super Bowl.

“Your conduct endangered yourself and others, leading to the death of an innocent man,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to Stallworth released by the league. “The NFL and NFL players must live with the stain that you have placed on their reputations.”

Stallworth struck 59-year-old Mario Reyes on March 14 in Miami. He pleaded guilty June 16 to DUI manslaughter, a second-degree felony, and was suspended indefinitely by Goodell two days later.

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/32402393/ns/sports-nfl/


Will this deter other players from reckless behavior, I doubt it. Some may learn but there are always others that have to learn the hard way. Hopefully no more innocent people will get caught in the middle.
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