Stallworth expresses remorse
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Donte' Stallworth told reporters Thursday he's remorseful about the alcohol-related auto accident last year in which his vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian.
"Now that I'm back playing, it's not in the back of my mind," Stallworth said, according to the Associated Press. "It's something I deal with every day, waking up in the morning and going to sleep at night. It's a tough situation for everyone involved.... If I could go back and take that night over, I would.... I'm not a bad person. That's now how my mom raised me."
Stallworth pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter in connection to the March 2009 accident in Miami Beach that killed 59-year-old crane operator Mario Reyes. Stallworth served 24 days in jail and was suspended for all of last season by the NFL.
The Ravens signed Stallworth after he was released by the Cleveland Browns.
"I've become a better decision-maker," Stallworth said Thursday, according to the AP. "Making one bad decision can snowball into a whole terrible incident. One incident doesn't define a person at all. I could've used better judgment and I didn't.
"... My main focus was to make sure that the Reyes family knew that I was very apologetic about what happened. I just wanted to let them know that if I could go back and take that night over, I would."
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