Sources: Stallworth expected to be charged

Miami police have indicated that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth is expected to be charged as a result of the driving accident that killed a pedestrian early Saturday morning, two sources with knowledge of the investigation said.


Stallworth has spent one season with the Browns.

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Pending the outcome of the investigation, which includes results of a blood test for drugs or alcohol, the sources said driving under the influence, vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving were among the possible charges.

"The police seem pretty confident that they're going to charge him," a source with the NFL said. " … Even if he [is] clean, I think the police feel he's going to be charged with something, regardless."

A detective source was also told that the police anticipated charging Stallworth, who was reportedly cooperative with police and distraught over Reyes' death.

"I think it looks like to the police that Stallworth wasn't being careful, at the very least," the second source said.

Mario Reyes, 59, was leaving his job as an overnight crane operator and trying to get to a bus stop on the southeast end of MacArthur Causeway. The causeway connects Miami Beach to downtown Miami. According to co-workers, Reyes, who left Cuba for Miami as a teenager, was on his way home.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league was "monitoring" the situation.

This is at least the second time that Stallworth, who signed a seven-year, $35 million contract with the Browns in 2008, has had a brush with the law in Miami, according to the Herald. Stallworth was arrested following a traffic stop in March of 2006. Charges were filed, but he was not prosecuted.