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QBREES9 02-08-2010 08:16 PM

Browns release WR Stallworth
 
Browns release WR Stallworth

CLEVELAND Donte' Stallworth will get the chance to resurrect his NFL career, but it won't happen in Cleveland.
The Browns released the troubled wide receiver on Monday, wasting little time after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday that Stallworth would be reinstated following the Super Bowl.
Stallworth was suspended for the 2009 season by Goodell after he pleaded guilty to killing a pedestrian while driving drunk in Florida. He spent 24 days in jail.
"I think he's in a better place than he was," Goodell said on Friday, adding that he met with Stallworth about a month ago. "I think he recognizes what he did and the horrific nature and the unfortunate outcome, and I think he's prepared himself to get back in and play."
Stallworth, 29, spent one season with the Browns, catching 17 passes for 170 yards and one touchdown in 2008 while battling injuries. A college star at Tennessee, he has also played with New England, Philadelphia and New Orleans since the Saints drafted him in the first round in 2002.
Browns coach Eric Mangini dodged questions about Stallworth's future with the team throughout the season. Since then, Mike Holmgren took over as president of the Browns. The team released a one sentence statement on Monday stating Stallworth's contract had been terminated.
Stallworth struck 59-year-old crane operator Mario Reyes the morning of March 14 in Miami. He pleaded guilty June 16 to DUI manslaughter, a second-degree felony, and was suspended by Goodell two days later.
"I will carry the burden of Mr. Reyes' death for the rest of my life," Stallworth said in a statement at the time. "I urge NFL fans not to judge NFL players or me based on my tragic lapse in judgment. I am a good person who did a bad thing. I will use the period of my suspension to reflect, fulfill my obligations, and use this experience to make a positive impact on the lives of those who look up to NFL players."
Stallworth signed a seven-year, $35 million contract with Cleveland in 2008 and received a $4.5 million bonus the night before the crash.

Crealtine 02-10-2010 01:49 AM

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Al Davis is on the phone with Stallworth's agent as we speak.

SaintPauly 02-10-2010 02:48 AM

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As long as he's not a Saint, I say good luck Stalworth. Maybe he reunites with Haslett in Washington?

D_it_up 02-10-2010 05:10 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by saintpaul25 (Post 206773)
As long as he's not a Saint, I say good luck Stalworth. Maybe he reunites with Haslett in Washington?

I could see him with the 'Skins. Even sitting out a year, he could probably come in and be the #2 or #3 receiver on that team as bad as they are.

*Edit*--Just heard on ESPN that he's already been contacted by the Lions.

mikesaintfan 02-10-2010 11:54 AM

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jets could use him

Choupique 02-10-2010 10:19 PM

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Here was his boyfriend.
http://local.content.compendiumblog....uge%20dude.jpg

breesfan27 02-10-2010 10:21 PM

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NFL Network also reported that the Lions have contacted him...

acekilla89 02-10-2010 11:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by breesfan27 (Post 207232)
NFL Network also reported that the Lions have contacted him...

i can see him there


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