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Donte' Stallworth suspended for 2009 NFL season

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You wont see Donte' Stallworth playing in the NFL this season.

Fresh off serving less than a month in jail for DUI manslaughter, the pass-catching enthusiast was informed by commissioner Roger Goddell that he is suspended for the 2009 campaign for violating both the substances of abuse and the personal conduct policy.

Goddell's letter to Stallworth contained the following strongly worded passage:

"In my view, the essential facts are that you had alcohol in your system well above the legal limit, made a conscious decision to drive, and struck and killed a man. As you recognize, this conduct and the loss of life has caused serious damage to the NFL and NFL players generally. Legal arguments that focus on criminal liability under Florida law do not diminish that damage or your responsibility for your conduct."

"Despite a repeated emphasis on the importance of avoiding driving under the influence of alcohol, you chose to drive under circumstances where you were legally impaired. And you did so even though safe and confidential alternatives, such as the "Safe Ride" program, were available to you. Your conduct endangered yourself and others, leading to the death of an innocent man. The NFL and NFL players must live with the stain that you have placed on their reputations."

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Good for Roger! These men get a slap on the wrist and then go back to their multi-million dollar careers. It's weird. And between Donte, Vick, and TO I'm starting to think all the guys in the NFL are sleeze bags. Well... except for Peyton.

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