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Donte Stallworth Reflects On DUI Manslaughter Conviction (VIDEO)

12/19/2013 01:31 am ET | Updated Dec 19, 2013

Former NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth hopes that his example can serve as a cautionary tale to keep current and future players out of trouble. Stallworth, who last played in the NFL in 2012, was suspended for the 2009 season after a car he was driving struck and killed a pedestrian. He spent 24 days in jail after pleading to guilty to DUI manslaughter.

"I really have to make sure that I help the guys, the young guys in the NFL and guys period," Stallworth told HuffPost Live host Alyona Minkovski on Tuesday. "I've talked to a lot of different teams that I've been on in the aftermath and I've really tried to warn them how driving under the influence can really not only affect others lives but your own life as well."

Asked why he chose to accept a plea deal and agree to a financial settlement, Stallworth opened up about a communication between his lawyer and the family of the victim.

To hear more from Donte Stallworth, watch the full segment HERE.

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