Earlier today the New England Patriots released veteran WR Donte’ Stallworth. The Miami Dolphins have a huge need for a WR. Veteran or otherwise. On the surface, Stallworth make a lot of sense for the Dolphins.
But there is a media nightmare that separates what’s needed vs. what’s right or wrong.
Stallworth served a one year suspension for involuntary manslaughter after killing a man who was walking across the MacArthur Causeway in Miami. At the time, Stallworth, who was reportedly drunk, plead guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to 30 days in county jail, 8 years probation, ,and 1,000 hours of community service.
He also came to an out of court settlement with the victims family.
The incident occurred in 2009 but the question remains as to whether or not time has gone by for fans to forget. Should they forget? Of course the question of Joe Philbin’s belief in the make-up of the team may also have to be taken into consideration.
Stallworth, for now is the best available WR on the free agent market and despite playing in all 16 games last season, his baggage is a big issue, even for a WR starved team like the Dolphins..
What do you think?