Donte' Stallworth suspended without pay for season

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Donte' Stallworth suspended without pay for season

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090813/ap_ ... RhbGx3bw--

I'm beginning to wonder if this is all such a good idea. Granted he is a public figure in a very public sport but it seems that more and more, our after work private lives are now becoming part of work life.

I had a job, before my current one, that indicated that I could be fired should I receive a DUI (anytime, any place). It is one thing if you are drinking on the job, come to the job hung over, or on drugs.....but what I do in my private time should not have an affect on my job if it does not impinge on the job. Are there now going to be morality clauses put in job contracts?

Is there going to be any separation between ones private life and ones job? I don't want to be fired because I got a divorce - indicating I'm not a team player or don't work well with others. I don't want to be fired because I got a speeding ticket...indicating I endangered the lives of others. If I have an extramarital affair outside of the office with someone not associated with the office.....should I be fired? Where is...or where will the line be drawn?
 
what actually bothers me more is the fact that hardly anyone is acknowledging this manslaughter case because they are all too busy preaching to and condemning michael vick.
 
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When I hear all the sturm and drang about Vick I remind people of Leaonard Little....that fat fudge get's a pass on his DUI Manslaughter because the media is too F'in lazy to remember what happened a few years ago. He's even had a DUI since he killed that lady and no one EVER references him. What Vick did was pretty awful, but dude did time in Leavenworth AND gave back 10's of millions of dollars and is a public pariah.....if anyone has "done their time" it's Vick.

and for the record
fudge Leonard Little
 
When I hear all the sturm and drang about Vick I remind people of Leaonard Little....that fat fudge get's a pass on his DUI Manslaughter because the media is too F'in lazy to remember what happened a few years ago. He's even had a DUI since he killed that lady and no one EVER references him. What Vick did was pretty awful, but dude did time in Leavenworth AND gave back 10's of millions of dollars and is a public pariah.....if anyone has "done their time" it's Vick.

exactly.
it just continues to amaze me how people have piled on and piled on and piled on michael vick, yet some of these other cases where HUMANS have lost their lives don't even get half the publicity. i am a huge dog lover and think what vick did was dispicable, but the man did his time. in fact he did more time and lost more money than many of these people caught up in manslaughter cases.

cases like these really do show how media and public perception and bias can affect how an individual is viewed. almost as if people's self-worth is so low that they much pick a person like vick to completely villify to the point where it spins 'round and 'round like a broken record.

so stallworth was suspended for one year without pay for killing a human, but vick was suspended indefinitely, has basically been blackballed from the nfl, and will have to deal with these PETA kooks protesting his every move for the rest of his life? just doesn't seem right to me.
 
You could see this suspension coming for MILES! It's a shame that donte was drinking and ended someone's life. What isn't publicized enough is that the man that was hit was an idiot and jaywalking on a busy thorough fair.
 
BradRamFan said:
I'm beginning to wonder if this is all such a good idea. Granted he is a public figure in a very public sport but it seems that more and more, our after work private lives are now becoming part of work life.

I had a job, before my current one, that indicated that I could be fired should I receive a DUI (anytime, any place). It is one thing if you are drinking on the job, come to the job hung over, or on drugs.....but what I do in my private time should not have an affect on my job if it does not impinge on the job. Are there now going to be morality clauses put in job contracts?

If you killed a pedestrian as a result of driving drunk, you would likely be looking at a lot more than the 24 day jail sentence Stallworth got. Your job would be the least of your concerns.

A man is dead as a direct result of Stallworth's actions. 24 days in jail and a years suspension is a gift. He should be kissing his lawyers feet.

I'm a huge dog lover, but Vick served much more time in prison, suffered much worse financially, had a longer suspension and he didn't kill anyone.
 
I believe Stallworth earned a $4.8 million bonus the day before the incident. I'm sure he's already paid the settlement funds to the victim's family.

As for Stallworth, he won't starve and he'll get his chance to get back in the league next year. I don't think it's too harsh. In fact, I think it was pretty much expected. He's lucky he had the money to pay the family. Some people in his shoes that don't have the resources end up in the slammer for 10-15 years.

It's a terrible situation for all involved. Hopefully Stallworth and others learn from it.
 
xjohnx said:
BradRamFan said:
I'm beginning to wonder if this is all such a good idea. Granted he is a public figure in a very public sport but it seems that more and more, our after work private lives are now becoming part of work life.

I had a job, before my current one, that indicated that I could be fired should I receive a DUI (anytime, any place). It is one thing if you are drinking on the job, come to the job hung over, or on drugs.....but what I do in my private time should not have an affect on my job if it does not impinge on the job. Are there now going to be morality clauses put in job contracts?

If you killed a pedestrian as a result of driving drunk, you would likely be looking at a lot more than the 24 day jail sentence Stallworth got. Your job would be the least of your concerns.

A man is dead as a direct result of Stallworth's actions. 24 days in jail and a years suspension is a gift. He should be kissing his lawyers feet.

I'm not saying he doesn't deserve more time. Heck I'd advocate for more time. I'm just asking where the line is drawn between what one does outside of work and what one does AT work.

Heck I remember some olympic diver who lived in FL about 15 years ago that hit and killed a pedestrian while drunk...I think he got something like 5-10 years in prison for it.
 
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