Roger Goodell: Donte Stallworth Reinstated After Super Bowl
"He will be reinstated after the Super Bowl," Goodell said of Stallworth.
Goodell said he sat down with Stallworth face-to-face for close to an hour at the end of the regular-season and discussed his suspension and reinstatement. Goodell indicated that he came away from that conversation convinced that Stallworth sincerely wants to turn his life around.
"I think he's in a better place than he was," Goodell said. "I think he recognizes what he did and the horrific nature."
Stallworth was driving drunk in March 2009 when a man named Mario Reyes crossed the street in front of him. Stallworth's Bentley struck Reyes, and he was pronounced dead about an hour later. As part of a plea deal, Stallworth spent 24 days in jail and paid an undisclosed sum to Reyes' family.
Goodell suspended Stallworth for the entire season in August. Although he's technically still a member of the Cleveland Browns, Stallworth is expected to be released as soon as he is reinstated, which would make him a free agent.