06.16.09 9 years ago 20 Comments

UPDATE: UPI is reporting that Stallworth will spend only 30 days in jail as part of his plea. Seriously?! You could spend more time in jail on a tour.

After pleading not guilty to a DUI manslaughter charge stemming from hitting a pedestrian in March, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth is expected to plead guilty today after agreeing to a plea deal with the prosecution. From the Miami CBS affiliate:

Now Stallworth has reportedly agreed to plead guilty to DUI manslaughter in exchange for a shortened jail sentence followed by a lengthy probation period.

Terry Chavez, spokeswoman for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, said the Reyes family had been pushing hard to resolve the case. “We have been in intense negotiations for the past couple of days,” Chavez said. “We always take the victim’s wishes into account.”

That push may have had something to do with the cash settlement to which the Reyes family agreed with Stallworth (thanks, flubby on the KSK twitter). Terms of Stallworth’s length of stay in prison were not mentioned in the report; that’ll be up to the judge. Of course, Stallworth could still face the most severe punishment: playing the rest of his career with the Cleveland Browns. Ugh, no thanks. Orange jumpsuits are more fashionable than orange helmets anyday.

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