Donte Stallworth Sentenced: 30 Days Jail

June 16, 2009
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Donte Stallworth sentenced to 30 days in jail, probation for 10 years and 1000 community service hours for killing a pedestrian while under the influence. Read more about the story plus photos and video of Donte Stallworth below.

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Donte Stallworth: Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail


Donte Stallworth, wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, was sentenced to 30 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to a DUI manslaughter charge in Florida.


The incident occurred back on March 14, after a night of drinking at a Miami beach hotel bar, when Stallworth struck and killed a pedestrian with his black Bentley GT coupe, 59-year-old construction worker Mario Reyes, as he was walking across MacArthur Causeway. Stallworth’s blood alcohol content was .126. Florida’s legal limit is 0.08.

The plea deal allowed Stallworth to avoid up to 15 years in prison if he was convicted for DUI manslaughter.

In addition to Donte Stallworth being sentenced to 30 days in jail, he must also complete 1,000 community service hours and is on probation for 10 years. His driver’s license has been suspended for life as well.

“He cannot drive ever again for any reason. That is what the (victim’s) family wanted. The family urged us to do this.”

Stallworth has also settled monetarily with the Reyes family, with the figure kept confidential.

Readers, what do you think of Donte Stallworth sentenced to 30 days in jail? Leave me a comment plus see photos and video below.




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27 Responses to “Donte Stallworth Sentenced: 30 Days Jail”

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    Melinda Says:

    This is an absolutely crazy way to handle this. I can’t even express in words how inappropriate this sentence is. HE SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL FOR A FULL SENTENCE. Is it because he is a “football star”? Of course it is. The jack@#$ of a judge and jury must be Browns’ fans.

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    Darryl Says:

    I agree. There’s no amount of money that can bring a person back. Celebrities and crooked judges can and do get away with murder.

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    saycindy Says:

    Be for real!!!! Did he really do intentionally??? We all make mistakes. The family took the money, obviously the put a price on their love one’s life. He is being punished, he’ll be punished every day of his life. Really, he should never ever drive again. Come one!! Unless you were in the court room you really don’t know all the details. There are a lot of circumstances regarding this we don’t know about. You people are just reacting to this so seriously because he was a so called “celebrity”.

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    Merlinda Says:

    No, you be for real!!!!!!! The guy made a decision to drink and drive and for that he killed someone. Of course we were not in the court room but as media has proven over and over again celeb’s do get away with a whole lot more then your average Joe. Whether intentional or not the fact remains he did murder someone and the judge let him get a way with it. Not knowing their situation, The Reye’s family should have recieved a monatary settlement regardless of the court hearing. That has nothing to do with putting a price on a loved one’s life.

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    SCV Says:

    THIS ISN’T RIGHT NOR FAIR TO EVERYONE…HE SHOULD OF BEEN SENTENCE TO JAIL…IT DOESNT MATTER THAT HE’S A FOOTBALL PLAYER. EVERYONE SHOULD BE TREATED AND SENTENCE FAIRLY, YEAH EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES BUT THAT DOESNT MEAN THAT THEY SHOULD LET HIM OFF EASLIY LIKE THEY DID! I JUST HAVE ONE THING TO SAY….THIS IS NOT FAIR

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    Bodacious Says:

    Can we have some consistency in our courtrooms. I do understand that every case is different, but Micheal Vick recieved more time for fighting DOGS. A person life is more important than a dog? I am not getting this. Micheal should have got all this community service

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    Tola1410 Says:

    I can’t believe that he basically got a slap on the wrist for KILLING somebody!!!As a public figure he should be a role model for the kids. All the kids will get out of this story now is that you can take someone’s life and go about your business.
    I believe in making mistakes and giving second chances, but when you are an adult and you get behind the wheel while drunk it’s no mistake. it is a decision. Mario Reyes will not have a second chance….

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    JimmyJoJo Says:

    Wow. I can’t believe that a judge actually put a price on death this low. This is really outrageous and I’m sure there will be some upheaval about this laughable sentence. I felt bad for Stallworth when it happened, but really felt sad for the victim and his family because he lost his life due to an irresponsible act by an irresponsible person. I’m sure the victim’s family feels outraged and dumbfounded by the judge’s decision. If I drink, drive and then run a man down a kill him, I’m looking at serious manslaughter charges and community service is not even an option. Stallworth is not even a superstar!!! Not that this would make any difference, but we’ve learned to expect privileged treatment in this day and age. Wow. Just, wow.

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    Jerry Says:

    I think the state’s attorney office who OK’d this deal and the judge should be sanctioned. This is a miscarriage of justice. So if anyone else does this and has the cash to buy off the family, they wil get the same sentence? Makes me want to hit the lottery, get loaded and then just drive around looking for someone to mow down. What’s a few million?

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    Pat Says:

    It is always terrible. I do not understand the logic of a 30 day sentence when second time DUI offenders are facing one to two years when pulled over by law enforcement. I have seen repeat DUI offenders lose their right to drive. That can be overturned eventually. So – basically he will do a little volunteer work, get patted on the back for it, stay confined for 30 days and be making millions of dollars – You draw your own conclusions. I have drawn mine – If someone had done this to your daughter or son, shat would be your conclusion?

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