By Garth O'Brien | March 19, 2009
Filed Under Athlete DUI
Miami, Florida. Wide receiver Donte Stallworth has always been a safe bet during fantasy football drafts as your second or third wide-out. This year Stallworth will be a very risky pick. The 28 year old NFL player allegedly was driving his Bentley on March 14th when he drove into pedestrian Mario Reyes.
Reyes, 59, did not survive the incident, and Stallworth is the focal point of a criminal investigation. Miami police are adamant that no details of their investigation have been released. However, a local Miami television station, WSVN-Fox, claims Stallworth’s blood alcohol level was 0.12. The State of Florida enforces a DUI legal limit of 0.08.
Stallworth has expressed sorrow over the incident, and will not comment further as the investigation is pending. Stallworth just signed a seven year $35 million deal with the Browns coming off a solid season with the New England Patriots.
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the family and friends of Mario Reyes.