Stallworth releases statement on suspension

Cleveland Browns WR Donte’ Stallworth, who was suspended without pay for the 2009 season on Thursday, released a statement on the decision.

Commissioner Goodell called me this morning,” the statement read. “Obviously, I am disappointed, but, as I said previously, I accept the Commissioner’s decision. Regardless of the length of my suspension, I will carry the burden of Mr. Reyes’ death for the rest of my life.

“I urge NFL fans not to judge NFL players or me based on my tragic lapse in judgment. I am a good person who did a bad thing. I will use the period of my suspension to reflect, fulfill my obligations, and use this experience to make a positive impact on the lives of those who look up to NFL players.”

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