Stallworth released from jail

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth was released from a Miami jail on Friday morning after serving 24 days for his DUI manslaughter charge.

The Miami Herald said Stallworth was released from Miami-Dade jail just before 6 a.m. (et).

Stallworth received a 30-day sentence, reduced to 24 days, after pleading guilty to the charge on June 16. He will be on probation for 10 years, two years of which will be served in house arrest, and will also have to perform 1,000 hours of community service.

The penalties stem from an accident on March 14, when Stallworth struck and killed a pedestrian with his vehicle. Stallworth’s blood alcohol level was .126 — above Florida’s legal limit of .08 — at the time of the accident.

Stallworth had initially pleaded not guilty on June 4 and was facing a sentence of 4-to-15 years in prison if convicted on the charge.

On July 1, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Stallworth indefinitely.

Stallworth joined the Browns for the 2008 season as a free agent and caught a career-low 17 passes for 170 yards with a touchdown in just 11 games. He was hampered by a quadriceps injury for much of the season.


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