Goodell said he met with Stallworth for 45 minutes to an hour before the Dolphins’ final regular-season game in Miami, where Stallworth lives. Goodell added that Stallworth seemed to be remorseful and worthy of reinstatement. Their conversation helped seal the reinstatement, Goodell said. Once Stallworth is re-instated, it will be up to the Browns and new team president Mike Holmgren as to whether the team wants to retain the receiver.
Cleveland drafted wideouts Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie last season and has on its roster Pro Bowl return man/receiver Josh Cribbs, who could have his contract re-worked upwards. If Stallworth is released by Cleveland, he would be a free agent that could prove valuable to several receiver-needy teams like St. Louis, Chicago and Miami.
Whether those teams want to deal with the potential PR backlash is something that could impact Stallworth’s employability.
I know some of you folks probably have some pretty strong feelings about Dante Stallworth. If a discussion gets a brewin, keep it cool. I also encourage you to watch the video on espn when you get a chance. It is interesting.
Personally, from the information I have seen on it, I think Stallworth would have hit the guy regardless. Especially after watching that video. I don’t for a second condone his getting behind the wheel while still over the limit but ever since the sentence was so light I have thought it was probably a pretty unavoidable accident.
What i am here to ask you, however, is would you be interested in picking up Stallworth were he to become available?