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    AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    MIAMI -- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth will be charged Wednesday with killing a pedestrian last month while driving drunk in Miami, according to people familiar with the case.
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    Two people said an arrest warrant charging Stallworth, 28, with DUI manslaughter will be filed Wednesday in the March 14 accident that killed 59-year-old Mario Reyes. The people requested anonymity because the charges haven't been announced.
    Full story here: AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    I'm wondering if this will get the same amount of uproar that Mike Vick killing dogs did?

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    Re: AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    Considering its been known for a while now that he was drunk when he got in that accident, I would say no. Its not going to be nearly the story Michael Vick was.
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    Re: AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Considering its been known for a while now that he was drunk when he got in that accident, I would say no. Its not going to be nearly the story Michael Vick was.
    That's sad to me. It's just like Leonard Little killing a woman in a DUI accident and then a few years later getting another DUI, but there was nothing. But god forbid someone kills a dog.

    This is exactly why this country is falling apart. People care more about animals than they do people.

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    Re: AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Full story here: AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    I'm wondering if this will get the same amount of uproar that Mike Vick killing dogs did?
    Perhaps if he was running a DUI ring of other Drunk drivers who all commit manslaughter while driving this would be up there with Vick.
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    Re: AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Perhaps if he was running a DUI ring of other Drunk drivers who all commit manslaughter while driving this would be up there with Vick.
    So your saying a dog fighting ring is morally worse than killing a human being?

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    Re: AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Full story here: AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    I'm wondering if this will get the same amount of uproar that Mike Vick killing dogs did?
    I wouldn't say "killing someone" is morally better than killing dogs. However, I think someone who purposefully and routinely tortures or oversees the torture of some kind of being while subjecting said things to undue amounts of punishment for the perverse pleasure of others and for his own financial well being is morally worse than someone that got drunk, made an extremely bad decision, and ended up with extremely sad consequences.

    I think in general DUI manslaughter should carry a stiffer penalty than gambling charges. I think morally, Mike Vick is the worse person.

    So more to the point, running an illegal dog fighting ring is morally worse than accidently killing someone (manslaughter) but significantly less morally offensive than actual murder.

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    Re: AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post

    So more to the point, running an illegal dog fighting ring is morally worse than accidently killing someone (manslaughter) but significantly less morally offensive than actual murder.
    I was just about to type in the same thing.

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    Re: AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    So your saying a dog fighting ring is morally worse than killing a human being?
    No, I am saying someone consciously breaking the law through months or years of funding an illegal fighting rings is criminally worse than someone who drunkenly kills another human being in a car accident.

    One is a decided and thought out criminal activity, the other is a stupid mistake.
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    Re: AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    It will be less of a story because Stallworth is not a household name or idol to as many kids as Vick was.
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    Re: AP sources: Browns' Stallworth will be charged with DUI manslaughter

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I'm wondering if this will get the same amount of uproar that Mike Vick killing dogs did?
    To answer you main question though.

    No, for a variety of reasons.

    Donte Stallworth is not nearly the big name that Mike Vick was. Vick was one of the NFL's top 10 names if not top 5 at the time of his issue.

    Donte Stallworth did not have the history of extremely questionable behavior Mike Vick had (marijuana use, flicking off the fans, etc)

    Donte Stallworth wasn't on TV prior to it say no matter what "everybody gonna still love Donte Stallworth" and claiming his innocence over and over.

    Donte Stallworth doesn't have the amount of endorsements to lose that Mike Vick had.

    MADD is generally not as high profile of an organization for making a big news blitz as Peta is.

    To my knowledge, this was a one time seeming occurance for Stallworth (though I do doubt its his only time driving drunk), where as Mike Vicks crime seemed to be doing on for years.

    Sadly, many people in this country have driven before at some point of intoxication. Few have financially backed the fighting to the death of two dogs or oversaw/participated in the electricuting or beating to death of a canine.

    "Person killed by Drunk Driving" is simply not as "sexy" (it pains me to need to use that work to describe this) of a news story as "Illegal dog fighting gamblign ring".

    So for those, and likely other reasons, no. This will not be made as big of a deal as Mike Vick.

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