Report: Stallworth was DUI

Published 2:46 am Friday, March 20, 2009

MIAMI — A Miami television station and newspaper are reporting that blood tests show that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth was driving drunk when he fatally struck a pedestrian last weekend.

WSVN-TV reported Thursday that unnamed sources with knowledge of the investigation say that Stallworth’s blood-alcohol level was between .08 and .16. The legal limit is .08. The Miami Herald also reported Thursday that an unnamed source says Stallworth’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit.

The Miami Beach Police Department is refusing to confirm the reports.

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No charges have been filed against the 28-year-old Stallworth. Neither his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, nor his attorney, Robert Switke, returned calls from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Victim Mario Reyes died Saturday after being struck by Stallworth’s Bentley at 7 a.m. He had just finished an overnight shift at the Port of Miami and was walking to a bus stop.