Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth was charged yesterday with killing a pedestrian last month while driving drunk after a night out at a swank South Beach nightspot in Miami.
An arrest warrant charging Stallworth, 28, with DUI manslaughter was filed in the March 14 accident that killed 59-year-old Mario Reyes. If convicted, Stallworth would face as many as 15 years in prison.
Stallworth's blood-alcohol level after the crash was .126, well above Florida's legal limit of .08, according to results of a blood test. Stallworth will also be charged with DUI, which carries a possible six-month sentence plus fines and community service for first offenders.
Stallworth, who is expected to surrender in court today, released a statement last month saying he was "grief-stricken" over the accident. Prosecutors said they will ask that he be released on $200,000 bail.
Stallworth will be prohibited from driving while on bail and not allowed to drink alcohol, according to court documents. He also must observe a midnight-to-6 a.m. curfew and must submit to random alcohol and drug testing through the NFL's substance abuse program.
Fresno State tight end McKenna
, who is projected as a mid- to late-round selection in this month's draft, is scheduled to meet with Patriots officials today, according to an NFL source.
The 6-foot-5-inch, 251-pound Pascoe had 85 catches for 953 yards and eight touchdowns the last two seasons. He is also considered a strong special teams player, blocking six kicks over his career.
The Patriots have also made plans to host Tennessee defensive end/outside linebacker Robert Ayers. That visit is scheduled for April 14, according to Ayers's agent, Eddie Johnson. The 6-3, 272-pound Ayers, who is projected as an early-round pick, is coming off a senior season in which he posted career highs in tackles (49) and tackles for loss (15.5).
Dallas police officer Robert Powell
, who detained Texans running back Ryan Moats
in a hospital parking lot while his mother-in-law was dying inside, has resigned . . . Venjah Hunte
, who pleaded guilty in the killing of Redskins star Sean Taylor
, wants out of the deal. Hunte, 21, plans to withdraw his guilty plea to second-degree murder and armed burglary of an occupied dwelling today in Miami . . . A judge in Jacksonville, Fla., has delayed the trial of Tyrone Hartsfield
, who is charged with attempted murder in the September shooting of former Jaguars offensive lineman Richard Collier
Cutler 'didn't want trade'
A day after the Denver Broncos announced they would agree to Jay Cutler's
request for a trade, the disgruntled quarterback denied he had asked to be dealt. "I was surprised they decided to trade me this soon," Cutler told Foxsports.com
last night. "I didn't want to get traded. This wasn't me. They [the Broncos] had been going back and forth saying things, wanting me to be their quarterback, and then they didn't. I really didn't want this. I love Denver. I really like my teammates. I didn't want it to get this far." Among the teams expected to show interest in Cutler are the New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Washington Redskins . . . During an appearance on "NFL Total
Access" this week, defensive end/linebacker Willie McGinest
made it know he'd welcome a return to New England, where he helped lead the Patriots to three Super Bowl wins . . . Isaac Bruce
is postponing retirement for another season with the 49ers. Bruce is the second-leading all-time receiver with 14,944 yards.
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