According to the reports, Donte’ Stallworth will spend 30 days in jail, two years under house arrest and eight years on probation.
Stallworth is doing what the knucklehead former Giants diva WR Plaxico Burress should have done: Admit his culpability, accept his penance and move on with his life. By doing so, Donte’ has evaded the inferno of prison. But I believe he should still receive hell’s fire from Roger Goodell.
This is a particularly difficult blog to write because I think Donte’ is a nice kid and has been a positive influence despite his injury-plagued history on the field. However, I think we have to be careful with this situation because a man lost his life.
The precedence for my opinion is Vickapalooza. Whether under his control or not, Michael Vick has missed two seasons. Chances are, at best, Vick would have been suspended for at least one season if he was given the same punishment as the bums who were actually killing the dogs — which was, by the way, no jail time.
Not suspending Stallworth for a year, in my opinion, would be diminishing the value of a human life. I know this may not be popular, but there is no animal on this planet that is more important than a human life.
What say you?
– Jamie Dukes