Browns wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth is heading to jail for 30 days after he took full responsibility for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk in Florida back in March.
The jail sentence began today after he pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter. Stallworth also reached a confidential financial settlement to avoid a potential lawsuit from the family of 59-year-old Mario Reyes. Stallworth hit and killed Reyes March 14th as the wide out was driving his black 2005 Bentley after a night drinking at a hotel bar.
“I accept full responsibility for this horrible tragedy,” said Stallworth, who was accompanied at the hearing by his parents, siblings and other supporters. “I will bear this burden for the rest of my life.”
Stallworth faced 15 years in prison. After his release from jail, Stallworth must serve two years of house arrest and spend eight years on probation.
The NFL has said it will review the matter for possible disciplinary action. Lyons said the plea agreement will allow Stallworth to resume his football career.