Donte' Stallworth injured in hot air balloon accident

Donte' Stallworth was injured when the hot air balloon he was riding in hit power lines in Miami on...

Donte' Stallworth was injured when the hot air balloon he was riding in hit power lines in Miami on Saturday, March 16, 2013. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP/Files)

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Veteran NFL receiver Donte' Stallworth and his girlfriend suffered severe burns when a hot air balloon they were in hit power lines near Miami.

Stallworth and his girlfriend were two of three people injured and taken to hospital on Saturday, according to the Miami Herald. The balloon operator was unhurt.

"He has suffered some burns to his body. However he is expected to make a full recovery in the near future," his agent Drew Rosenhaus said. "We expect him to be able to resume his football activities in a few weeks, most likely," he said.

This is not the first time Stallworth's name has hit the headlines outside of football.

Four years ago, Stallworth hit and killed a 59-year-old pedestrian in an early morning car crash, also in Miami. He had a blood-alcohol level of .126 and pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter. He spent 24 days in jail.


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