Free-agent receiver Donte Stallworth was hospitalized with serious burns after a hot-air balloon carrying him and two other people crashed into power lines above Homestead, Fla., his agent said.
MIAMI — Free-agent receiver Donte Stallworth was hospitalized Saturday with serious burns after a hot-air balloon carrying him and two other people crashed into power lines above Homestead, Fla., his agent said.
Stallworth, a 32-year-old who spent last season with the New England Patriots, won’t have permanent damage from the accident, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
“He has some burns, but he’s going to be fine,” Rosenhaus said. “He will be able to continue his NFL career.”
The basket carrying three balloon passengers crashed into the power lines while airborne, Miami-Dade Police spokesman Roy Rutland said.
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Stallworth was in stable condition. His girlfriend, 27-year-old Soleil Guerrero, also was taken to a hospital and reportedly has more severe burns.
In March 2009, Stallworth hit and killed 59-year-old crane pedestrian Mario Reyes in an early morning car crash in Miami Beach. Blood tests showed Stallworth, who was driving his Bentley home after an evening at a nightclub, had a blood-alcohol level of .126 percent, above the legal limit of .08 percent.
He pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter and spent 24 days in jail.
fires his agent
DENVER — Defensive end Elvis Dumervil, cut by the Denver Broncos because his revised contract didn’t appear in the team’s fax machine before a Friday deadline, decided to fire agent Marty Magid.
Dumervil, 29, might retain high-profile agent Tom Condon, sources said.
According to The Denver Post, wiping out Dumervil’s contract cost the Broncos nearly $4.9 million in dead money that counts against this season’s $123 million salary cap.
NFL Players Association officials have asked for an inquiry into the tardy exchange of contract documents, the Post reported.
Magid said he has received numerous angry emails from Broncos fans.
• San Francisco, seeking to fill a void in its secondary left by the departure of All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson, signed safety Craig Dahl to a three-year, $5 million contract.
Dahl, 27, spent the past four seasons with the St. Louis Rams. Goldson, 28, a former Washington Huskies standout, got a five-year deal reportedly worth $41.25 million from Tampa Bay last week.
• New England released receiver Brandon Lloyd, 31. It re-signed defensive backs Aqib Talib, 27; Kyle Arrington, 26; and Adrian Wilson, 33.