No Stallworth charges before Friday

March 16, 2009 at 3:04 PM
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MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 16 (UPI) -- It will be at least Friday before authorities decide whether to charge Cleveland Browns receiver Donte Stallworth in a Miami Beach traffic fatality, police say.

Detective Juan Sanchez, a Miami Beach police spokesman, said Monday afternoon it will be at least that long before results of a blood test on Stallworth are completed, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported.

"We need to find what type of impairment, if any, there was," Sanchez said. "I'm not even sure the blood work is over there yet. Our lead officer in this case who would be handling the evidence was in trial (on an unrelated case) this morning."

Stallworth was released on his own recognizance pending the investigation into the Saturday morning accident in which he struck and killed pedestrian Mario Reyes, 59, with his Bentley.

The Miami Herald reported Monday it had obtained video of the 28-year-old football player taking a sobriety test administered by two police officers while rescue workers try to revive Reyes.

The video shows Stallworth, wearing jeans and a shirt, cooperating with the officers.

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