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NFL's Stallworth Suspended For Season; Pleaded Guilty To DUI Manslaughter

The National Football League today suspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth for the entire 2009 regular season because of his conviction on a DUI manslaughter charge, The Plain Dealer writes.

At NFL.com, it's stated that:

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Donte' Stallworth of the Cleveland Browns today that he is suspended without pay for the 2009 season for violating both the NFL's policy on substances of abuse and the personal conduct policy.

On June 16, Stallworth pled (sic) guilty to DUI/Manslaughter, a second degree felony in Florida, resulting from a March 14 incident in which he struck and killed a pedestrian while driving under the influence of alcohol.

Stallworth will be reinstated after the Super Bowl in February 2010. He may not participate in any team activity during the 2009 season.