Tuesday, June 16, 2009

30 Days For Manslaughter If You Play Football

Imagine if this was you or me and we had driven over somebody and killed them while drunk. For a lot of us we can get 30 days in jail on the DUI charge alone. Sure must be good to be a professional athlete where any trangression is forgiven.
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth is going to serve 30 days in jail after pleading guilty in Florida to a DUI manslaughter charge.

The plea deal announced Tuesday calls for the 28-year-old Stallworth to also serve 10 years' probation and do 1,000 community service hours for killing a pedestrian he hit with his car. Stallworth had faced up to 15 years in prison.
I guess since he is on probation that means they will have to trade him to the Dallas Cowboys.

The guy has one helluva lawyer apparently since according to the terms of the plea agreement he is also protected from being sued for wrongful death by the family of the person he killed.

So engaging in dog-fighting will get you more time in jail then getting tanked up and running over somebody in your ridiculously priced luxury car.

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