Originally Posted by a_minimalist
Not sure I see that happening either. Hasn't happened to other players with similar stories.
Donte Stallworth went to jail for roughly 3 weeks.
Stallworth was legally drunk, but his defense team had proof:
1) He had his last drink right before midnight. The accident happened at 8am the next morning. Stallworth thought he had 'slept it off.'
2) Surveillance video showed that the man killed had jaywalked and basically darted out in front of Stallworth's car. So while Stallworth was legally drunk (barely), the death was really the victim's doing.
That's why the victim's family settled and didn't ask for more jail time. They had a bad case and the victim was really at fault.
And Stallworth was suspended by the NFL for 1-year afterward.