Donte Stallworth And Girlfriend Suffers Severe Burns In Hot Air Balloon Accident
Donte’ Stallworth and his girlfriend suffered “severe burns” when the hot-air balloon they were riding in struck power lines in Homestead, Florida, the free-agent wide receiver’s attorney said.
Stallworth, 33, and Soleil Guerrero, have been transferred to the Jackson Memorial Hospital Burn Center from the Trauma Center at Kendall Regional Hospital, attorney Christopher Lyons said in a text message this morning. Both remain in a stable condition, Lyons said.
The hot-air balloon basket was carrying three adults when it crashed into power lines at 10 a.m. local time, Detective Roy Rutland of the Miami-Dade Police Department said in an e-mail. The third passenger wasn’t hurt.
“It happened while landing,” said Lyons, who declined last night to discuss the extent of the burns.
Drew Rosenhaus, Stallworth’s agent, said the injuries shouldn’t interfere with the player’s National Football League career, according to the Associated Press. Stallworth is looking for a job in the free-agent market after playing last season with the New England Patriots.
“He’s going to be OK,” said Rosenhaus, who is heading for the NFL owners’ meeting according to his Twitter site. “He will be able to continue his NFL career. The injuries are not to the extent they will jeopardize his career.”
We’re pretty sure that there isn’t a “no hot-air balloons” clause in players contracts, but it sounds like a somewhat risky behavior for someone looking to sign for millions of dollars in free agency.
Peep some pics of what Donte’s girlfriend looked like before the accident. Hopefully she’s ok…and still looks like this.
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