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Stallworth takes issue with Schefter Twitter message

Donte Stallworth

We interrupt this fairly slow NFL offseason Saturday to point out a Twitter fight between an NFL player and one of the folks who cover the NFL for a living.

Earlier today, agent Drew Rosenhaus mentioned in a series of Twitter messages that he has visited receiver Plaxico Burress in prison.  Burress is due to be released on June 6, after spending nearly two years behind bars for carrying a loaded gun into a Manhattan nightclub.

That apparently prompted another Twitter user to make this observation:  “Donte Stallworth and Leonard Little killed people. Burress hurt himself only, but he got harshest punishment.  Travesty!”

Adam Schefter of ESPN then “re-tweeted” the message.  Even though Schefter didn’t write the words, re-tweeting a message is the equivalent of an Internet echo.  (Not to be confused with a New York echo.)

Stallworth didn’t appreciate it.

“Yo @AdamSchefter, keep my name out your tweets homie, straight up!!!” Stallworth said.

Next, Stallworth said, “You’re so concerned about my boy Plax, if you haven’t visited him or wrote him then keep quiet until you do!  @AdamSchefter.”

Stallworth has no cause to complain; Schefter’s assessment is accurate.  Stallworth pleaded guilty to felony DUI manslaughter, and he served only a month in jail.  Burress blew two holes in his leg (entry and exit), and his punishment was nearly two years behind bars.

We now return you to your fairly slow NFL offseason Saturday.

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71 Responses to “Stallworth takes issue with Schefter Twitter message”
  1. tonymission says: Feb 12, 2011 5:55 PM

    Stallworth is an idiot.

    His response to Shefter only proves the justice system got it wrong.

  2. hobartbaker says: Feb 12, 2011 5:55 PM

    Too true. Even for a guy that is 6 foot 6 two years is a long stretch.

  3. 706vet says: Feb 12, 2011 6:02 PM

    So let’s clear this up, if Schefter “wrotes” or visits Plax will he be allowed to bust on Stallworth’s ultrasoft sentence? Will he be allowed to tweet about Plax?

  4. blarch says: Feb 12, 2011 6:09 PM

    Stallworth was involved in a traffic accident. He was driving when he should not have been and he paid the price for it. He took care of the family involved and served his suspension. He caused a death and regrets it every day.

    He was NOT carrying a firearm into a nightclub. If you really think the two things are remotely similar, then you have a really poor grasp of reality.

  5. screamingsheep69 says: Feb 12, 2011 6:10 PM

    Rosenhaus and Schefter both better look both ways before crossing the street.

  6. atops8693 says: Feb 12, 2011 6:18 PM

    Stallworth is an idiot….what im most dissapointed in is that the Ravens feel its appropriate to hire a man who has killed someone with his car…

  7. rudy112 says: Feb 12, 2011 6:19 PM

    Stallworth should still be in jail, Plax should of got 6 months for being an idiot.

  8. raven4life21 says: Feb 12, 2011 6:20 PM

    did anybody take into consideration that the reason Stallworth “killed” someone was because that person was in an all-out drunken stuper crossing the road??? prob not…

  9. east96st says: Feb 12, 2011 6:26 PM

    It’s shocking that a former lawyer would neglect to mention that Stallworth took a plea deal that involved him paying big bucks to the victim’s family while Plax ignored the advice of his lawyer and decided to go to a jury trial. Plax could have served just one month, too, IF he followed his attorney’s advice and took the plea. Comparing the two cases is pointless when Plax was too stupid and arrogant to take the DA’s sweetheart deal. One man worked the system to his advantage and one decided to fight it tooth and nail. We all know which man came out ahead. Can’t fix stupid.

  10. tikyle says: Feb 12, 2011 6:26 PM

    @blarch

    You are so off base w/ this. He paid his price? GTFOH! He killed a man. You cannot repay that debt. Plaxico was carrying a gun (for protection) in a place he shouldn’t have and it went off and hit him.

    If you really think the gun violation is more egregious than killing a man while you’re driving drunk then you need some real psychiatric help my friend.

  11. crabboil says: Feb 12, 2011 6:33 PM

    Bullstuff!! Stallworth accidentally killed someone that walked in front of his car. Plax carried a loaded gun into a club for the express purpose of shooting someone “if he had to”.

  12. kindbass says: Feb 12, 2011 6:34 PM

    Donte Stallworth was driving with a buzz (different than drunk), which 98% of PFT commenters have done at least a few times. Someone ran out into a 2-lane highway with no crosswalks and streetlights and got blasted. Same thing could happen to ANYONE. At least he pulled over and dialed 911 and was cooperative, let alone remorseful.

    Dude has done a TON of charity work, and as far as I’m concerned, was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I mean, a person of average weight only has to drink 1 beer/hour to be at the legal limit.

    So before you judge, remember a time when you had 3 beers in 3 hours and drove home completely FINE.

    Also, remember that the victim’s family happily snatched up a bunch of money rather than go to court. Shows how much they cared, which is why he served so little time. “Well, either way, he’s dead, so let’s just get a ton of money while we still can.”

  13. zackd2 says: Feb 12, 2011 6:42 PM

    “He was NOT carrying a firearm into a nightclub. If you really think the two things are remotely similar, then you have a really poor grasp of reality”

    You failed to mention he was driving drunk. Welcome back to reality

  14. xtb3 says: Feb 12, 2011 6:46 PM

    The moral is – if it invovles a gun – the punishment in NYC is far greater. The stupidity of bringing a gun to NYC is frowned on more than drunk driving is in other locations.

  15. indycolt45 says: Feb 12, 2011 6:53 PM

    blarch says: Feb 12, 2011 6:09 PM

    He was NOT carrying a firearm into a nightclub. If you really think the two things are remotely similar, then you have a really poor grasp of reality.

    You’re right. They’re not remotely similar. One guy killed a person, the other one didn’t.

  16. nittanylion0 says: Feb 12, 2011 6:56 PM

    Stallworth paid his way out of punishment. He should just shut up and take legitimate criticism like this. And “blarch”, you only sound like a bigger idiot than Stallworth when you try to defend him like that. In criminal justice, punish the act, not the potential act. You can’t prove the hypothetical and you can’t punish for it.

  17. vbe2 says: Feb 12, 2011 7:01 PM

    Stallworthless the murderer needs to keep his punk ass mouth shut. He gave up his right to defend his name when he murdered the innocent man he killed.

    Stallworthless, if you read this… keep your punk ass mouth shut, bitch!

  18. mestevo says: Feb 12, 2011 7:21 PM

    Stallworth hit someone who was jaywalking, he shared cause in the accident with the person who was killed, which is why the plea was available in the first place. (there was even video that showed this, which was never released)

    He cooperated at the scene, wasn’t arrested, and only later did tests show he was even under the influence.

  19. hobartbaker says: Feb 12, 2011 7:27 PM

    Plax got one year for being the perpetrator of the crime and one year for being the victim. The court dropped co-conspirator charges against him.

  20. vbe2 says: Feb 12, 2011 7:51 PM

    mestevo says:
    Feb 12, 2011 7:21 PM
    Stallworth hit someone who was jaywalking, he shared cause in the accident with the person who was killed, which is why the plea was available in the first place. (there was even video that showed this, which was never released)

    He cooperated at the scene, wasn’t arrested, and only later did tests show he was even under the influence.
    ===================================
    If Stallworthless had shot the man while he was jaywalking would that have made a difference? How about stabbed him while jaywalking?

    Stallworthless got drunk and drove his car turning his car into just as deadly a weapon as a loaded gun.

    Don’t try to make the murdered man in this case out to be that bad guy. He did NOTHING worthy of being killed.

  21. uncommon1 says: Feb 12, 2011 7:53 PM

    kindbass, you’re an idiot. First and foremost, there is no universal formula for burning off booze. Everyone is different. The most widely accepted method is the Widmark formula. This states that the body can process 1 drink per hour while they are drinking, and their bac will drop about .025% per hour after the last drink. If I have 1 drink per hour, math and science will tell you that I will not go above .0355% BAC until after I have 16 drinks (these drinks having an alcohol content of 4%). Even then I wouldn’t hit .08. 16 drinks in 16 hours MIGHT put me over .04 bac. That would leave me tired, but certainly not buzzed or drunk.

  22. wferg1121 says: Feb 12, 2011 8:02 PM

    kindbass says:
    “Also, remember that the victim’s family happily snatched up a bunch of money rather than go to court. Shows how much they cared, which is why he served so little time. “Well, either way, he’s dead, so let’s just get a ton of money while we still can.”
    No the victim’s family settled, so their case didnt wait 5-8 years to go to trial. By that time Stallworth wouldn’t have any charities, and would be a washed up drunk who would have declared bankruptcy. Stallworth killed someone, and destroyed a family.. Anyone who thinks the family would rather have the money is a moron.

  23. zaggs says: Feb 12, 2011 8:07 PM

    @crabboil “Plax carried a loaded gun into a club for the express purpose of shooting someone “if he had to”.”

    I’m sure the fact his team mate Steve Smith had been robbed at gunpoint, in his own driveway just 3 days earlier (somehow no one in New York or New Jersey ever gave a damn about finding that guy) had nothing to do with Plax carrying a gun.

  24. kindbass says: Feb 12, 2011 8:09 PM

    The fact that Stallworth had a few drinks had nothing to do with it. He could have been stone-cold sober and the same thing wouldve happened.

    If I was driving home one night and hit a jaywalker on a dark 2-lane street, I wouldn’t appreciate people calling me a murderer. You people make it sound like he pulled over and stabbed the guy to death.

  25. wferg1121 says: Feb 12, 2011 8:12 PM

    east96st says: Plax ignored the advice of his lawyer and decided to go to a jury trial. Plax could have served just one month, too, IF he followed his attorney’s advice and took the plea.

    That was the plea deal 2years jail time.. He was facing mandatory 3 1/2 minimum and 15 year maximum. He would have needed to prove he didnt have a gun to get out of that. NYC has one of the toughest gun laws in the country.

  26. nothimagain says: Feb 12, 2011 8:23 PM

    What is this, our first day? Different states, different crimes, and different circumstances. Unless you want the federal government prosecuting every single criminal case you should understand and accept that there are different spectrums of justice from state to state.
    Last I checked most people prefer states rights as opposed to federal law.

  27. 7pints says: Feb 12, 2011 8:27 PM

    If you want to be taken seriously, a good start would be to learn some grammar and refrain from using words like “homie”. And I mean that “straight up”, Donte.

  28. theservice10 says: Feb 12, 2011 8:28 PM

    Stallworth should be happy he had his named mentioned by Schefter. The only way he talks about him is when it comes to his past. His play certainly doesn’t warrant anyone talking about him.

  29. j0esixpack says: Feb 12, 2011 8:42 PM

    Some think Stallworth is worse than Burress, some think that Burress is worse than Stallworth

    Turns out you’re all wrong.

    It’s Vick

  30. tfbuckfutter says: Feb 12, 2011 8:48 PM

    “7pints says: Feb 12, 2011 8:27 PM
    If you want to be taken seriously, a good start would be to learn some grammar and refrain from using words like “homie”. And I mean that “straight up”, Donte.”

    Leave him alone. He did time in prison.

    His collared shirt and nifty sweater had stripes on them for 30 whole days.

  31. mharenza says: Feb 12, 2011 8:50 PM

    Did somebody really say, “Stallworth was driving with a buzz, and that is different than driving drunk.” Unreal. People die everyday from “buzzed” drivers. Way to justify the irresponsibility. Also, one month in jail is ridiculously lenient. Where I am from the going sentence is 2 1/2 years in state prison. If Stallworth has a problem with being label of being a killer, maybe he should have thought about that before getting behind the wheel of a car. Furthermore, of course the Ravens have no problem employing him….they employ Ray Lewis.

  32. chrisbermansdoublechin says: Feb 12, 2011 8:57 PM

    Schefter should have made that argument as Burresses lawyer, in a court of law, … this is the same Adam Schefter who high-fived a female collegue, on-air, when she reported Eric Mangini was fired by the Browns … while I think Burress punishment was harsh, this is as much about Schefter doing something to draw attention to himself, & Seallworth took the bait.

  33. hosmachine says: Feb 12, 2011 9:19 PM

    Remember not only did Ray Lewis stab a man he shot Joey Porter in Pitt. So the ravens have no problem with employing criminals

  34. vikescry1 says: Feb 12, 2011 9:20 PM

    hey stallworth… plaxico is an idiot! seriously i’m tired of players thinking there above the law. hire a bodyguard if your worried about someone messin with you. carrying a loaded weapon into a bar and it accidentally discharges? right… like i said (IDIOT) NUFF SAID.

  35. hobartbaker says: Feb 12, 2011 9:26 PM

    Plax was going to sue himself for damages and lost income in civil court. But he doesn’t have enough money to hire a lawyer.

  36. terrellblowens says: Feb 12, 2011 9:28 PM

    Stallworth is a good guy. He felt so bad about the entire incident that he took the plea deal even though there was video evidence that could have gotten the manslaughter charges dropped entirely.

    @kindbass is correct in what he said. Don’t judge a guy so harshly for an accident like that… it easily could have been one of you guys here at PFT behind the wheel.

  37. sufferingbirdsfan says: Feb 12, 2011 9:34 PM

    A dead husband and father thanks to this guy, yet most idiots on these forums are more outraged at Mike Vick. Who paid for his crimes tenfold…

  38. hosmachine says: Feb 12, 2011 9:38 PM

    wow great start to the off season. I cant wait until the nfl and nba are locked out at the same time. Roger and David will have to put in an express lane for just dui an lesser crimes because its gonna be crazy with all those guys with tons of money and nothin to do the ole police blotter computer will be smokin and glowing white hot. Good stuff

  39. bertcampaneris says: Feb 12, 2011 9:47 PM

    Adam better cut it out before Stallworth goes crying to Ray-Ray.

  40. mbflo says: Feb 12, 2011 9:50 PM

    Schefter is right, Burress was dumb, but only injured himself. Stallworth killed an innocent man and served a month, what a joke. Stallworth should maybe stop using Twitter and work on his receiving skills, because he sucks.

  41. tfbuckfutter says: Feb 12, 2011 10:04 PM

    sufferingbirdsfan says: Feb 12, 2011 9:34 PM
    A dead husband and father thanks to this guy, yet most idiots on these forums are more outraged at Mike Vick. Who paid for his crimes tenfold…

    —————————————

    I don’t recall him being overhead-slammed to the ground, electrocuted, and raped 10 times over.

    I only recall him doing a bit of time in jail and then collecting millions of dollars again.

  42. Deb says: Feb 12, 2011 10:05 PM

    Stallworth was slightly over the limit and hit a man who was in the road because he was intoxicated. Stallworth served a month in jail plus 1,000 hours of community service, two years of house arrest, and eight years probation.

    Burress’s case is a huge miscarriage of justice–but the two situations aren’t remotely similar, so why drag Stallworth into it? And where has Schefter been for the last two years? Crusading for Burress? No. Besides … as a “journalist,” can’t he be professional enough to come up with his own message without re-tweeting? :roll:

  43. raiders4life says: Feb 12, 2011 10:11 PM

    Adam Schefter should be locked up for fabricating stories all season.

  44. Spoonthis says: Feb 12, 2011 10:15 PM

    @hosmachine

    “not only did Ray Lewis stab a man he shot Joey Porter in Pitt”

    What? Joey got shot in Colorado. Where do you get your info? Did Schefter tweet that? Get your facts straight before you make false accusations.

    Steeler fan here defending Ray Lewis from dumb ass accusations.

  45. jknow56 says: Feb 12, 2011 10:40 PM

    Almost everybody drinks and drives at some point in there life. Most get lucky some don’t.

  46. east96st says: Feb 12, 2011 10:55 PM

    wferg1121 says: “That was the plea deal 2years jail time.”

    No, that was AFTER he took it to court. The initial plea deal, as was documented here and in most Tri-State papers, was two months jail time (I was wrong about one month above), probation, and community service. Plax’s lawyer had made sure that he would not miss the upcoming season. Plax turned that down and went to court. Once it became obvious that he was going to lose, THEN plax took the far lesser deal. He had lost all his leverage and had used up the DA’s time and the taxpayers’ money. The sweetheart deal was gone.

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2009/05/report_new_york_giants_burress_2.html

  47. bensstinkyfingers says: Feb 12, 2011 11:59 PM

    It’s entertaining reading all of you defending these boneheads, and comparing who’s crime was worse etc. All the names I read – Stallworth, Burress, Vick, Lewis – Talented Football players yes. Rocket scientists -not so much, Huge egos -Yes. and 3 out of the 4 were at or returning from bars, when they screwed up. Yeah it could happen to most of us at some point in our lives,but most of us figure it out after the first time! If I was a millionaire football player in the spotlight with so much to lose. I would invest in a limo or a D.D. when I would go out. Goodell needs to Assign handlers/ babysitters for the high risk dumb asses ( ex. Ben R.) apparently to keep them from embarrassing themselves, teams, familys, and preventing them from being general menaces to society.

  48. richm2256 says: Feb 13, 2011 12:59 AM

    kindbass says:
    Feb 12, 2011 6:34 PM
    Donte Stallworth was driving with a buzz (different than drunk), which 98% of PFT commenters have done at least a few times.
    ————————————————–
    There is nothing that sets me off more than a moron posting here who has NO IDEA what the hell they are talking about.

    First, “buzz” driving is IMPAIRED driving, and impaired driving is ILLEGAL. Period!

    But before you write Stallworth off as “buzzed” you seem to ignore that his Blood Alcohol Concentration was .12 an HOUR AFTER the accident. The legal limit is .08

    The accepted rate of “burnoff” is considered one drink per hour; Stallworth was likely around .14-.15 at the time of the accident. And THAT doesn’t reflect that he also tested positive for marijuana in his system on top of THAT.

    Regardless, .12 is DRUNK, not “buzzed”, and if any readers here have driven at .12 that doesn’t excuse them OR Stallworth.

    Drunk is drunk.

    Going back through various articles, Stallworth admitted he had been drinking all evening, and that he hooked up with Braylon Edwards around 2AM, having – in his own estimate – about 4 more drinks before the accident occurred around 7 AM.

    Stallworth was drunk, he never should have been driving, and whether Reyes was jay-walking or not, Stallworth had a responsibility to not hit someone he saw in enough time to flash his lights and sound his horn.

    People like you defending this piece of crap are too stupid for words and I only hope no one as “buzzed’ as Stallworth ever plows over or into a member of YOUR family.

    Stallworth got off EASY … he should shut up the rest of his life to ANYONE who talks about his leagl situation.

  49. jmac1013 says: Feb 13, 2011 1:03 AM

    Stallworth has no cause to complain; Schefter’s assessment is accurate.
    ==============================
    No, it’s not accurate. Burress didn’t go to jail for shooting himself. He went to jail for carrying an unlicensed firearm; which in NY carries a mandatory minimum sentence.

  50. philtration says: Feb 13, 2011 1:26 AM

    Twitter message?
    Another PMS story revolving around a Twitter message?
    Exactly when did the football become a bunch of 13 year-olds getting all pissy about weather Justin Bieber is better than the Jonas Brothers?

    I miss the real NFL.
    Don’t you?

  51. wtfchiefs says: Feb 13, 2011 2:16 AM

    Stallworth then took his bad english to the bar where he proceeded to get hammered, kill someone, make an NFL team , underachive, get paid…and repeat next year

  52. titsburgfeelers says: Feb 13, 2011 3:27 AM

    Didn’t Ray lewis kill somebody too? Stoopid Ravens.

  53. sdb0ltz says: Feb 13, 2011 3:44 AM

    Just curious… how many times are you all going to say the same exact same thing with the exception of a word or two?

    They BOTH F’ed up and paid the price in one way or another (either in Time, $$$, or guilt) so stop disecting the situation like what you say even F’in matters.

  54. jaypace says: Feb 13, 2011 6:30 AM

    Regardless of how much charity stallworth does trust me he wouldn’t be doing it if he didn’t kill a guy. The guy stepped into traffic but stallworth was drunk and maybe could have reacted better had he not been. plax was a dumbass too, who puts a .45 in the waistband of your sweatpants, it’s called a holster plax you dumbass. Furthermore why did he need a .45 what is dirty Harry night in the Latin quarter? Either way he got a raw deal by the justice system in comparison to stallworth and people please stop with the excuses for stallworth he killed a guy. A man lost his life a father, a son let’s not forget that.

  55. theravenlives2 says: Feb 13, 2011 8:40 AM

    If Stallworthless had shot the man while he was jaywalking would that have made a difference? How about stabbed him while jaywalking?

    Stallworthless got drunk and drove his car turning his car into just as deadly a weapon as a loaded gun.

    Don’t try to make the murdered man in this case out to be that bad guy. He did NOTHING worthy of being killed.

    =============================

    Yes, dummy, it would have made a huge difference. Shooting or stabbing someone shows intent. Hitting them as they walk across an interstate highway in the dark in the middle of the night does not. Nice try.

    As far as your assertion that he did nothing wrong, do you frequently run across an interstate highway at 2 in the morning…through traffic? OK, judging by your ability to comprehend this situation, maybe you do. Bad example!

  56. dryzzt23 says: Feb 13, 2011 8:50 AM

    Media people will ALWAYS cover each others backs, no matter how wrong they are

    Was it really necessary for Schefter to re-tweet the message? No it wasn’t but the media is so into themselves and they feell that they have a right to not only get into anyone else’s business, but they feel that they should be the first to blast it out to the world

    Does ESPN do story after story on their own people when they get into trouble i.e. Salisbury? Hell no they won’t but if it’s anyone else then they can’t help themselves

  57. mswravens says: Feb 13, 2011 8:53 AM

    Wasn’t gonna post on this…but too many good posts/and idiot posts to let go by:

    @nothimagain – Amen! People are comparin apples & oranges here…different states, different crimes, different circumstances, different laws, different justice systems! Thank you for pointing that out!

    @Deb – just the facts, I like it! How different the story when ALL the facts are revealed!

    @spoonthis – nor did he stab a man, but G-d bless you Steeler fan for calling out the dumbasses!!!

    Bottom line – Plaxico decided to go to trial facing clear evidence of a crime (his self-inflicted wounds) and MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCE! He had an opportunity to plea for far less, but refused. Stupid, stupid, stupid!!! Don’t know what advice his lawyer gave him, but if he didn’t spell this out EXPLICITLY, then he got really, really bad legal counsel.

    Stallworth, in a far less clear scenario, decided to take his medicine and avoid the possibility of a greater sentence. smart move.

    This isn’t a travesty of justice, it’s a story of someone doing something smart to mitigate the damages of an incredibly stupid act v. someone doing something incredibly stupid to exacerbate the consequences of his dumb act. End of story…

  58. psujay says: Feb 13, 2011 9:01 AM

    The family of the deceased has the right not to push for a harsher penalty. Does it seem unfair to us that a rich young man can get away with something because of his means and that we cannot? Yea, it sucks. But that doesn’t mean the family of the deceased didn’t have the right to settle out of court. It’s their right, we shouldn’t be so angry that they chose to exercise that right.

  59. sufferingbirdsfan says: Feb 13, 2011 9:03 AM

    @tfbuckfutter: A dogs life is not equal to a human life. Period. A year in a half in prison for killing dogs versus 30 days for killing a human being is way out of whack. Even the biggest PETA goofball has to see that.

  60. jc1958cool says: Feb 13, 2011 9:21 AM

    looks like another cage match in the making!
    twitter is awesome for the mentally challenged!

  61. contract says: Feb 13, 2011 9:23 AM

    I’m a bit confused. Why the heck do you have a 6 1/2 year old thread from Democratic Underground bookmarked for ready access … and why the heck would you link to it here?

    What’s next, the Daily Kos? The Nation? Mother Jones?

    You may not think it’s a big deal, and maybe it isn’t … but when your favorite team loses the Super Bowl, everything pisses you off.

    Now don’t let it happen again!

    I need a drink.

  62. cunningstunts96 says: Feb 13, 2011 9:29 AM

    Okay, let’s clear something up:

    The reason Donte Stallworth only went to jail for six months is not because he got off easy for killing a man. He went to jail for drunk driving. Period. According to our laws, he did NOT kill a man.

    The man he hit and killed with his vehicle was illegally walking in the road where Stallworth hit him. Also, there were reports that the man had actually jumped in front of the car. Whether or not the man jumped in front of the car, he was not legally allowed to be walking in the road he was in when Stallworth hit him.

    Look at it this way: It’s like a civilian flying his own personal jet over an airport (which is not legal) and getting struck by one of the airliners as it was landing. It’s not the airport’s fault the other pilot was where he shouldn’t have been.

    @sufferingbirdsfan:

    You cannot possibly determine that. That may be your opinion, but a life is a life. The fact of the matter is, Stallworth killed a man who wasn’t supposed to be where he was in the first place, and did not do it with malicious intent. Michael Vick slaughtered countless defenseless animals over illegal dog fights.

  63. richm2256 says: Feb 13, 2011 9:49 AM

    kindbass says:
    Feb 12, 2011 6:34 PM
    Donte Stallworth was driving with a buzz (different than drunk), which 98% of PFT commenters have done at least a few times.
    ————————————————–

    I can’t stand people who have no clue what they are talking about, or people wo try to rewrite history.

    The idiot was right; you CAN’T compare Stallworth to Burress. One man shot himself in the leg, the other killed an inocent man.

    And Mario Reyes had JUST gotten off of work. I have not seen one single article anywhere which suggests HE had an alcohol in HIS system. The only drunk person that night was Stallworth.

    @kindbass:
    First, “buzzed” driving is IMPAIRED driving, and impaired driving is ILLEGAL. Maybe you ought to go back and take another look at Stallworth that night:

    The legal limit for drunk driving is .08

    Stallworth’s BAC was .12 an hour AFTER the accident, which at the accepted “burnoff” rate of one drink per hour suggests he probably was around .14 or .15 when he killed Reyes. And that doesn’t even factor in that Stallworth tested positive for marijuana in his system as well!

    Regardless, .12 is NOT “buzzed”. It’s DRUNK, and your suggestion that 98% of PFT readers have done the same doesn’t make them OR Stallworth any more right.

    Drunk is drunk.

    Read back a bit and you’ll see that Stallworth himself admitted to drinking all evening, and meeting Braylon Edwards around 2AM and having four more drinks before running Reyes over at 7AM. You think that .12 didn’t matter? Jaywalking or not, Stallworth had a responsibility to watch out for pedestrians, and admits he had enough time to flash his lights and sound his horn. If he wasn’t so drunk,, his reaction time would have been sharper and Reyes may still be here today.

    I pray that someday a “buzzed” driver doesn’t run over or into a loved one of YOURS.

  64. Canyonero says: Feb 13, 2011 10:14 AM

    “homie”?

    People still say that?

  65. richm2256 says: Feb 13, 2011 12:22 PM

    @cunningstunts96: Show me please, one single atricle that mentions Mario Reyes “jumped” in front of Stalworth’s car.

    @raven4life21 and Deb: Show me please, one single article that says Reyes himself was ‘intoxicated” or in an “all out drunken stupor”.

    @Deb, .12 is FAR from “slightly over the limit” of .08 You’re the one always spewing off about “facts”, right?

    @blarch: You are comparing killing a man in an alcohol induced acciddent as less serious than shooting one’s self in the leg???

    @kindbass: your “he was just buzzed” post:
    A) “Buzzed” is stil impaired, which is still illegal
    B) Stallworth pulled a .12, well over a .08 which itself is far past “buzzed”.

    recap:
    Donte Stallworth admitted to drinking all night, and then having at least four more drinks from 2AM to 7AM

    The limit for drunk driving is .08 Stallworth’s BAC was .12 an HOUR AFTER the accident, and he was further impaired by the presence of marijuana in his system.

    He was DRUNK, he was not “buzzed”.

    He admits he had enough time to flash his lights and sound his horn, but he wasn’t able to brake or swerve to avoid Reyes. You think being DRUNK may have impaired his reflexes or judgment????

    Stallworth admitted that he KNEW there was a crosswalk in the area, but admits he entered the intersection doing about 45 MPH

    There is not one single article that I’ve ever seen which says Reyes was intoxicated, only that he had JUST left his job at that very area.

    The only thing Reyes did wrong was to cross away from the crosswalk. He had just worked a late shift and got off at 7AM, you think he may not have had the energy to walk the twenty feet over to the actual croswalk? Who among us has never done this? I do this every single time I visit my local Wal Mart or grocery store, both of which for some stupid reason place their crosswalks 20 feet away from their front door instead of right in front of them.

    It is EVERY driver’s responsibility to watch out for pedestrians in the road, WHEREVER those pedestrians might be.

    Stallworth’s responsibility to avoid Reyes in the road – where Stallworth KNEW there was an adjacent crosswalk – is paramount here, as was his drunk condition.

    I’m sick of seeing uninformed people exonerate this killer while condemning the victim – Reyes.

  66. Deb says: Feb 13, 2011 1:53 PM

    @rich2256 …

    Profound apologies! Was discussing this case a few months ago with someone who usually has his facts straight. He told me Reyes was intoxicated. On further review, he was wrong thus so was I. Reyes had just clocked out of work, and I can’t find anything to suggest he’d been drinking. You are correct that the limit was .08 and Stallworth tested .12. I’m not well-versed enough to know how intoxicated he would have been at that rate.

    Stallworth accepted an elaborate plea agreed to by the victim’s family. In addition to 30 days in jail, 1,000 hours of community service, two years’ house arrest, and eight years probation, his license was suspended for life, he was required to make donations to MADD and another organization, and to repay all investigative and court costs. He agreed to submit to random drug testing. And he paid a large settlement to the victim’s family.

    I have a low tolerance for driving under the influence and never did it when I drank. But the issue for Stallworth is whether justice was served. He was required to make restitution to the taxpayers, to face what he had done, and to ensure he wouldn’t do it again–and rehabilitation is supposed to be the purpose of prison. Nothing can replace the life that was lost, but at least his settlement ensured that the victim’s family would not suffer from the loss of the family breadwinner. And they didn’t have to endure a lengthy lawsuit to put the matter behind them. They were satisfied with the plea. And his punishment was more severe than others have gotten in similar circumstances. It also did more good for the family than if he’d just wound up sitting in a jail cell.

    None of this changes my mind about Schefter, who needs to be professional enough to write his own material and to not attack Stallworth to make a point about Burress.

  67. marylandelphiamouse says: Feb 13, 2011 5:12 PM

    To those who disagree, Schefter is only speaking what everyone else is thinking- Stallworth got off easy.

    Did he really learn from his mistake (and I use that term lightly because it was much more than than a “mistake”) after spending 30 days in the big house?! I could spend a month studying economics and I wouldn’t be an economist..

    Taking the life of a human being > shooting oneself in the leg – no matter how you look at it.

  68. wferg1121 says: Feb 13, 2011 6:57 PM

    east96st (your still wrong)

    I saw those reports too, and everyone was reporting it but they were incorrect.
    Remember Mayor Bloomberg was on the DA’s rear to throw the book at him and the hospital.
    “I don’t think that anybody should be exempt from that,” Bloomberg said. “It would be an outrage if we don’t prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.”
    Not prosecuting celebrities would make “a sham, a mockery of the law.”

    “Before the case was presented to a grand jury, Mr. Brafman said, he tried for months to negotiate with the district attorney’s office for leniency, but prosecutors NEVER offered less than two years in prison.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/21/nyregion/21burress.html?_r=1&ref=benjaminbrafman

  69. wferg1121 says: Feb 13, 2011 7:11 PM

    @sufferingbirdsfan
    @tfbuckfutter: A dogs life is not equal to a human life. Period. A year in a half in prison for killing dogs versus 30 days for killing a human being is way out of whack. Even the biggest PETA goofball has to see that.

    agreed!!! lol sufferingbirds fan..

  70. wferg1121 says: Feb 13, 2011 7:26 PM

    Turd Rankings

    1. Stallworth-Biggest Turd
    2. Vick-Crazy Turd
    3. Plax-Stupid Turd

    (Rapistburger-undetermined Turd)

  71. richm2256 says: Feb 13, 2011 9:36 PM

    I would like to correct one other misconception about Donte Stallworth, that he was “only” convicted of DUI.

    Not true.

    Stallworth plead “Guilty” to DUI MANSLAUGHTER.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,526644,00.html

    Get that right, people. He admitted to KILLING someone.

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