Plea deal for Stallworth
Attorneys say Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth has agreed to plead guilty to DUI manslaughter charges and would serve some jail time for a Miami car crash in which a pedestrian was struck and killed.
Prosecutors and Stallworth's attorney confirmed last night that a deal has been struck. The 28-year-old Stallworth is expected to be in a Miami courtroom today to enter the plea.
Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office spokeswoman Terry Chavez says the family of victim Mario Reyes wants to resolve the case. She says the deal includes a short jail sentence and lengthy probation. She would not provide details.
Police say Stallworth had a blood-alcohol level of .126 after the crash, well above Florida's .08 limit to drive. Prosecutors say the former Patriot struck Reyes after a night on the town.
Burress made a brief appearance in court in New York, accompanied by his wife and attorney Benjamin Brafman.
Judge Felicia Mennin adjourned the case until Sept. 23.
Outside court, Brafman said it was "inconceivable" that Burress would face trial on the charge before 2010, said several teams were trying to sign his client, and "physically he's in the best shape of his life. He's ready to play."
Burress's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, posted on Twitter that he hopes to have a deal with an NFL team for Burress before training camp starts, and said he's confident the NFL won't have grounds to discipline Burress until after his case is processed in court.
The quarterback made his first public comments since retiring from the Jets in February in an interview on HBO. He said the only team he has spoken to is the Vikings - and that they would be a perfect fit because he's familiar with their offense.
Favre said Vikings coach Brad Childress wanted him to attend Minnesota's recent organized team activities, but he declined.
"I figured there would be a media frenzy if I was there," he said. "And there would be a media frenzy if I couldn't play, if we had to say three weeks later, 'You know, his arm's just not up to par. He can't play.' "