Stallworth pleads not guilty to charges

Updated: June 4, 2009, 9:48 AM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth is pleading not guilty to DUI manslaughter charges from a fatal Miami car crash in which a pedestrian died.

Stallworth
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The plea was entered at a brief court hearing Thursday by defense attorney Christopher Lyons. The 28-year-old Stallworth did not appear in court. A trial date has not been set.

Stallworth faces up to 15 years if convicted. Police say Stallworth was driving drunk after a night on the town when he struck and killed 59-year-old Mario Reyes on a Miami Beach causeway.

Stallworth is free on $200,000 bail and is required to abstain from alcohol, not drive and observe a curfew.

Before Cleveland, he played for the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints in the NFL and in college for Tennessee.


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