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Donte Stallworth Involved In Fatal Accident

Stallworth's sentencing includes:

30 days in jail
2 years of house arrest
8 years probation
Drug and Alcohol testing
1,000 hours of community service
A LIFETIME ban on holding a driver's license
Undisclosed financial settlement with the family

Not exactly as light a sentence as some on here have made it out to be.
Originally posted by BirdmanJr:
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Stallworth made a mistake, showed remorse, cooperated with prosecutors, and paid the victim's family. Stallworth appears to have acted stupidly and negligently, even recklessly, but who here hasn't driven drunk at some point? Sure, 30 days is a light jail sentence, but 10 years' probation is no joke.

Vick intentionally engaged in a criminal enterprise for an extended period of time, he viciously and intentionally abused and killed several dogs, did not cooperate with the investigation, and showed no remorse until after he was convicted and his career was in jeopardy. Vick acted like a selfish, lying a*****e whose behavior reflects a twisted criminal mind, in my opinion.

Yeah a lot of people here don't have the full picture and are just saying comments without knowing all the facts. I agree that he should have been given a longer sentence but there are some issues surrounding the sentencing that made it difficult for the prosecution:

1. The dude he hit wasn't using a crosswalk and supposedly fleeing across the street to catch a bus.
2. He did not drive away from the scene.
3. He cooperated with the authorities.
4. He apologized and issued the family a financial settlement.
5. It was non-intentional (remember, Vick intentionally tortured dogs)

Can someone give me the name of is lawyer? Just in case.

-9fA


Cooperation doesn't mean s**t when it comes to drinking and driving. The ONLY reason he got the light sentence was because he paid the family not to press charges. That's it, nothing else. Of course not fleeing the scene and all that helped his case.

Vick couldn't pay s**t to no one, who was he going to pay off? The SPCA?

$$$ is the reason he is free and that's it.

Ummm, no. The family had no say in "pressing charges." That had to do with the DA and government. And considered he HAS a sentence and plead guilty there WERE charges.

The financial agreement just has to do with a personal lawsuit/civil court. Has nothing to do with his criminal charges. Just he had to shore that side up before pleading guilty to the charges, otherwise he would have been in real financial trouble.
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Stallworth's sentencing includes:

30 days in jail
2 years of house arrest
8 years probation
Drug and Alcohol testing
1,000 hours of community service
A LIFETIME ban on holding a driver's license
Undisclosed financial settlement with the family

Not exactly as light a sentence as some on here have made it out to be.

LMAO. That's a piece of cake compared to 10 yrs in jail, and that's minimum. 10 yrs in jail means his whole career is gone. It means he's going to be broke, unless he has a LOT of cash set aside.

You think he's not jumping up and down with what he got? He's going to be able to drive from and to work. He has a chaffeur so a driver isn't really needed. Probation? PIECE OF CAKE as long as he doesn't get into anymore trouble.

The only hard thing I see giving up is the alcohol
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by BirdmanJr:
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Stallworth made a mistake, showed remorse, cooperated with prosecutors, and paid the victim's family. Stallworth appears to have acted stupidly and negligently, even recklessly, but who here hasn't driven drunk at some point? Sure, 30 days is a light jail sentence, but 10 years' probation is no joke.

Vick intentionally engaged in a criminal enterprise for an extended period of time, he viciously and intentionally abused and killed several dogs, did not cooperate with the investigation, and showed no remorse until after he was convicted and his career was in jeopardy. Vick acted like a selfish, lying a*****e whose behavior reflects a twisted criminal mind, in my opinion.

Yeah a lot of people here don't have the full picture and are just saying comments without knowing all the facts. I agree that he should have been given a longer sentence but there are some issues surrounding the sentencing that made it difficult for the prosecution:

1. The dude he hit wasn't using a crosswalk and supposedly fleeing across the street to catch a bus.
2. He did not drive away from the scene.
3. He cooperated with the authorities.
4. He apologized and issued the family a financial settlement.
5. It was non-intentional (remember, Vick intentionally tortured dogs)

Can someone give me the name of is lawyer? Just in case.

-9fA


Cooperation doesn't mean s**t when it comes to drinking and driving. The ONLY reason he got the light sentence was because he paid the family not to press charges. That's it, nothing else. Of course not fleeing the scene and all that helped his case.

Vick couldn't pay s**t to no one, who was he going to pay off? The SPCA?

$$$ is the reason he is free and that's it.

Ummm, no. The family had no say in "pressing charges." That had to do with the DA and government. And considered he HAS a sentence and plead guilty there WERE charges.

The financial agreement just has to do with a personal lawsuit/civil court. Has nothing to do with his criminal charges. Just he had to shore that side up before pleading guilty to the charges, otherwise he would have been in real financial trouble.


And what do you think the DA and gov. did when they spoke to the family? The guy is an athlete, they have advantages in the way these things work.

You pay the family, the family says that's fine. And that's it.
Originally posted by BirdmanJr:
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Stallworth's sentencing includes:

30 days in jail
2 years of house arrest
8 years probation
Drug and Alcohol testing
1,000 hours of community service
A LIFETIME ban on holding a driver's license
Undisclosed financial settlement with the family

Not exactly as light a sentence as some on here have made it out to be.

LMAO. That's a piece of cake compared to 10 yrs in jail, and that's minimum. 10 yrs in jail means his whole career is gone. It means he's going to be broke, unless he has a LOT of cash set aside.

You think he's not jumping up and down with what he got? He's going to be able to drive from and to work. He has a chaffeur so a driver isn't really needed. Probation? PIECE OF CAKE as long as he doesn't get into anymore trouble.

The only hard thing I see giving up is the alcohol

Of course he's happy with the results, but a lot of people on here are saying "30 days is all he got?" Just thought I'd clarify.
Originally posted by BirdmanJr:
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Stallworth's sentencing includes:

30 days in jail
2 years of house arrest
8 years probation
Drug and Alcohol testing
1,000 hours of community service
A LIFETIME ban on holding a driver's license
Undisclosed financial settlement with the family

Not exactly as light a sentence as some on here have made it out to be.

LMAO. That's a piece of cake compared to 10 yrs in jail, and that's minimum. 10 yrs in jail means his whole career is gone. It means he's going to be broke, unless he has a LOT of cash set aside.

You think he's not jumping up and down with what he got? He's going to be able to drive from and to work. He has a chaffeur so a driver isn't really needed. Probation? PIECE OF CAKE as long as he doesn't get into anymore trouble.

The only hard thing I see giving up is the alcohol

Nope.

"Lyons said after five years, Stallworth could win approval for limited driving for reasons such as employment."

Not until after 5 years will it be considered. He can't drive. But since he has money it won't be a problem to hire a driver.
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by BirdmanJr:
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Stallworth's sentencing includes:

30 days in jail
2 years of house arrest
8 years probation
Drug and Alcohol testing
1,000 hours of community service
A LIFETIME ban on holding a driver's license
Undisclosed financial settlement with the family

Not exactly as light a sentence as some on here have made it out to be.

LMAO. That's a piece of cake compared to 10 yrs in jail, and that's minimum. 10 yrs in jail means his whole career is gone. It means he's going to be broke, unless he has a LOT of cash set aside.

You think he's not jumping up and down with what he got? He's going to be able to drive from and to work. He has a chaffeur so a driver isn't really needed. Probation? PIECE OF CAKE as long as he doesn't get into anymore trouble.

The only hard thing I see giving up is the alcohol

Nope.

"Lyons said after five years, Stallworth could win approval for limited driving for reasons such as employment."

Not until after 5 years will it be considered. He can't drive. But since he has money it won't be a problem to hire a driver.

With court nothing is ever certain. 5 years could be dropped down to 2 yrs, all depends if he does good and stuff. Plus he's ballin', he gets himself a great lawyer and he will get his L's back in no time.
Originally posted by BirdmanJr:
Originally posted by 9erReign:
Originally posted by BirdmanJr:
Originally posted by TheSixthRing:
Stallworth's sentencing includes:

30 days in jail
2 years of house arrest
8 years probation
Drug and Alcohol testing
1,000 hours of community service
A LIFETIME ban on holding a driver's license
Undisclosed financial settlement with the family

Not exactly as light a sentence as some on here have made it out to be.

LMAO. That's a piece of cake compared to 10 yrs in jail, and that's minimum. 10 yrs in jail means his whole career is gone. It means he's going to be broke, unless he has a LOT of cash set aside.

You think he's not jumping up and down with what he got? He's going to be able to drive from and to work. He has a chaffeur so a driver isn't really needed. Probation? PIECE OF CAKE as long as he doesn't get into anymore trouble.

The only hard thing I see giving up is the alcohol

Nope.

"Lyons said after five years, Stallworth could win approval for limited driving for reasons such as employment."

Not until after 5 years will it be considered. He can't drive. But since he has money it won't be a problem to hire a driver.

With court nothing is ever certain. 5 years could be dropped down to 2 yrs, all depends if he does good and stuff. Plus he's ballin', he gets himself a great lawyer and he will get his L's back in no time.

True that and he's not gonna even serve 30 days probably bout 20 if he stay out of trouble.
I am sure everyone has already heard Goodell has suspended Stallworth indefinitely. Wonder what he will have to do to get reinstated and I wonder what indefinitely really means?
Originally posted by Bejaard49er:
I am sure everyone has already heard Goodell has suspended Stallworth indefinitely. Wonder what he will have to do to get reinstated and I wonder what indefinitely really means?

I think a year. Plus you have to remember he was one strike away from getting a 4 game suspension for already being in the NFL drug/alcohol program.
so is the moral that you can kill someone while under the influence and get out with 24 days served but you kill dogs and you will be lucky to get 2 years????

seems like crock. lenoard little should be rotting in jail for life. stallworth should be rotting in jail for some of his life (much greater then 24 days).
Originally posted by TonyStarks:
So redeeming yourself means either doing decades in jail, or paying off the family out of court to whatever they agree to?

If you think about it..

I'd much rather have my family receive a large sum as a result of my death, than have a random man imprisoned. Either way, it's all about paying your debt to society.

[ Edited by IDontGetNaked on Aug 4, 2009 at 16:20:52 ]
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