Thursday, March 19, 2009
Updated: March 20, 3:52 AM ET
Police: Stallworth report unconfirmed
ESPN.com news services
Miami police won't confirm a local television report that says Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth was legally drunk when a car he was driving hit and killed a man last Saturday.
''We have not released anything regarding the blood work,'' said Jenny Velazquez, a Miami Beach police spokeswoman to the Miami Herald. "We're not confirming anything.''
Stallworth has not been charged with a crime in the death of Mario Reyes, a 59-year-old Miami man. Police said they expect results of a toxicology report on Friday, and "we will not be releasing those results until we make an arrest," Miami Beach police detective Juan Sanchez said, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Television station WSVN-Fox reported Thursday that Stallworth had a blood alcohol level of .12, which is over the legal limit of .08.
Stallworth, who was driving his Bentley in Miami Beach at the time of the accident, released a statement Wednesday through the Browns.
"My family and I are grief stricken over the tragic accident which occurred Saturday on Miami Beach where Mario Reyes sadly lost his life," Stallworth said. "My thoughts and prayers are with the Reyes family during this incredibly difficult time. Unfortunately, since this accident is still under police investigation, I cannot comment further on the matter at this time."