Sunday, March 15, 2009

Donte Drink And Drive!

Drinking and driving is not cool. There is the risk of losing your license, paying fines out the ass, and possibly even wrecking your car. Or more importantly, as Donte Stallworth found out early Saturday morning, you could kill someone. Kill, like, end someone's life. Someone, like, another human being that was minding their own business and has died because you couldn't call a cab driver. A cab driver, like, one who gives rides for roughly 35 bucks. 35 bucks, like, .000001% of your recently signed 35 million dollar contract with the Cleveland Browns.

Stallworth was headed toward the beach when he hit Mario Reyes, 59, around 7 a.m., said Miami Beach police spokesman Juan Sanchez. Reyes was taken to a nearby trauma center, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. He was near a crosswalk but it's not clear if he was crossing legally.

Stallworth admitted to drinking at least four Patrons and two Margaritas. A separate source called that information “basically right,” but added that Stallworth contends he had his last drink at midnight. The incident occurred after 7:00 a.m. local time.

We’re also told that Stallworth claimed in his statement to police that he saw the man crossing the street from a distance, and flashed the high beams and honked the horn of the Bentley he was driving. Apparently, there’s an issue as to whether Stallworth could have taken evasive action because of a barrier along the median.

We’re told that Stallworth is badly shaken by the news that the pedestrian had died.

Considering Stallworth's past with alcohol abuse and the fact that he is enrolled in the NFL Substance Abuse Program, things aren't looking too bright for Donte. Hopefully he wasn't under the influence but this is a sad story regardless.

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