[Editor’s note: Attorney David Cornwell has released the
following statement in response to the recent disclosure of the tapes
of the 911 call following the March 2009 accident involving Browns
receiver Donte’ Stallworth, and in anticipation that other evidence
will surface. The full text of the statement appears below.]
Evidence leaked or released over the coming days and weeks will
reflect exculpatory statements and acts by Donte’, the presence of
marijuana in his blood, and it will highlight the critical issue of
causation. Miami law enforcement personnel, the prosecution, the
defense, and the Court were fully aware of all of the evidence when the
plea agreement was reached. We will continue to address these matters
candidly and privately with the NFL.
The NFL’s substance abuse policy addresses the specific discipline
that may be imposed for use of illegal substances. We are confident
that Commissioner Goodell will respect existing League polices and
consider all of the evidence when making his disciplinary assessment.