The Baltimore Ravens just recently acquired wide receiver Donte Stallworth following the termination of his contract with the Cleveland Browns. The one-year deal will provide the seven year veteran with $900,000 and another $300,000 in incentives.
Stallworth’s previous long-term deal with Cleveland closed after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell lifted his year suspension. In March of 2009 he was arrested for killing a pedestrian while driving under the influence. The Ravens organization is now prepared to welcome Stallworth for a second chance.
“We’ve given a lot of thought to this and we’ve done extensive research into Donte’ beyond football,” said Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome. “He made a huge mistake. There’s no doubt about that…But, we’ve signed him because we want to get better, and we think he has a chance to help us. We worked him out and it’s obvious he is working hard to be effective.”