Donte’ Stallworth has been in this league for quite some time, and he is one of my favorite wide receivers in the league. The New England Patriots veteran caught just one pass in one game for the Pats last season, but it was a 62-yard touchdown against the Houston Texans. Stallworth will most likely stay with the Pats this season, as there is mutual interest in getting him back. I would like to see him stay, because he offers something different with his speed and athleticism. Sometimes, I can’t believe how he has stayed that swift at the age of 32.
Anyway, Stallworth and his girlfriend were involved in a hot-air balloon accident in Miami, per ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss. The balloon hit power lines, and Stallworth suffered burns. Thankfully, he is in stable condition in the hospital, but the scary thing is we don’t know how hurt his girlfriend is. Adam Schefter tweeted that Stallworth will most likely have a full recovery and will resume his football career. This is a really scary incident, and it’s great to hear that Stallworth is in stable condition.
Let our thoughts and prayers be with the New England Patriots veteran wide receiver and especially his significant other, because we don’t have an update on her yet. We should also keep the other passengers in mind as well and hope they are not seriously injured. I wish the best to Stallworth in his recovery and fully hope and expect him to be back and ready to play for, hopefully, the New England Patriots in 2013.
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