Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth has plead guilty to DUI-manslaughter.
On March 14, after a night of drinking in South Florida, Stallworth hit and killed 59-year-old Mario Reyes with his car. His punishment for the offense: 30 days in jail, 10 years probation, 1,000 hours of community service, and a financial settlement to the Reyes family, the amount undisclosed.
A life was taken, but no serious jail time was given. Is this fair? Well, it depends on who you ask. If you or I committed this crime, we would be on our way to prison, for years, not days. For those who have inflated bank accounts, no I don't hate the rich nor am I jealous, the criminal trial process is more of a negotiation than a quest for justice.
I don't know what will come of Stallworth's NFL career, but I wish him well, but more importantly, I hope the Reyes family is able to cope with the loss. At least money won't be a problem for them moving forward.
Stallworth to serve 30 days for DUI-manslaughter (AP via FOXSports)
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