Police await Stallworth lab results

Updated: March 18, 2009, 1:30 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Miami Beach police are awaiting the toxicology report for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth before releasing information on his car accident that killed a pedestrian.

Police spokesman Juan Sanchez said Monday that the routine blood work had not made it to the lab yet. Sanchez said results are expected to be released by the end of the week.

Authorities said Stallworth was headed toward the beach when he hit 59-year-old Mario Reyes with his Bentley on Saturday morning on a busy causeway linking Miami and Miami Beach.

A 50-second amateur video posted with a news story on The Miami Herald's Web site shows emergency workers tending to Reyes and a police officer giving Stallworth a field sobriety test, scanning the air with a laser pen in front of the receiver's face.

"Oh, no they not? They not saying nothing's wrong with you?" a man can be heard asking at the beginning of the video.

Stallworth was cooperating with police and no charges have been filed. A message seeking comment was left on the voice mail of his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

Stallworth likely faces charges after the investigation is completed, Yahoo! Sports reported on Sunday night, citing sources close to the investigation.

"My family and I are grief-stricken over the tragic accident which occurred Saturday on Miami Beach where Mario Reyes sadly lost his life," Stallworth said in a statement released Wednesday. "My thoughts and prayers are with the Reyes family during this incredibly difficult time. Unfortunately, since this accident is still under police investigation, I cannot comment further on the matter at this time."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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