Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 at 2:46 pm
Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth said on a 911 call that the man he struck and killed while driving drunk came out of nowhere.
Stallworth is serving a 30-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter in the March 14 death of 59-year-old Mario Reyes.
Stallworth also has two years’ house arrest after his release from jail and is suspended indefinitely by the NFL.
On the 911 call released Monday, Stallworth describes how the victim “just ran in front of my car.”
Police have said Reyes was not in a crosswalk and was rushing to catch a bus when he was hit. Stallworth tells the 911 operator, “You got to send an ambulance right now, man.”
Stallworth also reached an undisclosed financial settlement with Reyes’ family.
Only 30 days in jail for a DUI manslaughter charge?!?
Hopefully he’s thanking his lucky stars that he’s a professional athlete with deep pockets that can afford lawyers who probably have retainer fees that would make Johnny Cochran’s look like a discount.
Hold your head, Donte’ 30 days in the slammer never hurt anyone…