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Just Saying, Is All… | The Right Sentence for Donte’ Stallworth

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Conscience never needs an accomplice.

Donte' Stallworth is a free man. He’s also a bound prisoner. Although his arraignment on DUI manslaughter charges was postponed last week, the Browns receiver is still preparing for an uphill legal battle—which is itself only the opening salvo in a war he’s fated to lose.

Retribution means paying for your sins.

Remorse, on the other hand, means accounting for the debt.

This isn’t a plea for clemency. Stallworth killed a man, and he deserves whatever destiny due process assigns to him. But let’s not confuse social and personal sanction. In a justice system built on Western values, there’s no executioner more merciless tha...

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