Reports: Stallworth was drunk

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Sources say blood-alcohol level over limit at time of fatal wreck

March 20, 2009|By From Sun news services

A Miami television station and newspaper reported that blood tests show Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth was driving drunk when he fatally struck a pedestrian last weekend.

WSVN-TV reported yesterday that unnamed sources with knowledge of the investigation said Stallworth's blood-alcohol level was between .08 and .16. The legal limit is .08. The Miami Herald also reported that an unnamed source said Stallworth's blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit.

The Miami Beach Police Department wouldn't confirm the reports to the Associated Press.

No charges have been filed against Stallworth, 28.

Victim Mario Reyes died Saturday after being struck by Stallworth's Bentley at 7 a.m.

More Browns: : The team signed free-agent cornerback Corey Ivy, who spent the past three seasons with the Ravens. Ivy, 32, was with the Browns in training camp in 2000 before being waived.

Et cetera: : Steelers president Art Rooney II said he and his father, Dan Rooney, are looking for additional partners so they can buy shares from Dan Rooney's brothers that would separate the team from the family's gaming interest and satisfy NFL rules regarding ownership equity. ... The Lions will hold a memorial service for ex-defensive lineman Corey Smith tomorrow in Richmond, Va. Smith was one of three men lost in the Gulf of Mexico after their boat capsized Feb. 28. There was one survivor. ... The Patriots signed wide receiver Joey Galloway. ... The Saints released cornerback Mike McKenzie.

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