October 24, 2014
MIAMI (AP) - A Miami judge is refusing to release surveillance video of a fatal drunk-driving crash involving Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth.
Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy ruled Thursday that making the video public would violate the privacy of victim Mario Reyes' family.
News organizations wanted the judge to order the video's release by prosecutors. The family and prosecutors wanted the video sealed despite Florida's strong public records laws.
Stallworth is serving 30 days for DUI manslaughter. Tests showed Stallworth had a blood-alcohol level of 0.126, well above Florida's legal limit.
The NFL commissioner suspended Stallworth indefinitely.
Stallworth reached an undisclosed financial settlement with the Reyes family.