Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth has been indefinitely suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Stallworth's suspension is effective immediately and is without pay.
Stallworth pleaded guilty to DUI manslaughter on Tuesday and received a 30-day jail sentence, two years of ''community control'' and eight more years of probation.
"The conduct reflected in your guilty plea resulted in the tragic loss of life and was inexcusable," Goodell wrote in a letter to Stallworth. "While the criminal justice system has determined the legal consequences of this incident, it is my responsbility as NFL Commissioner to determine appropriate league discipline for your actions, which have caused irreparable harm to the victim and his family, your club, your fellow players and the NFL."
According to a report by ESPN, Goodell is expected to meet with Stallworth sometime in the near future.
The Browns signed Stallworth to a seven-year, $35 million contract last year. In his only season with the Browns, Stallworth caught 17 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown.
Stallworth reached a confidential settlement with the family of 59-year-old Mario Reyes, who was struck and killed by Stallworth March 14 in Florida. Stallworth was driving drunk.
"There is no reasonable dispute that your continued eligibility for participation at this time would undermine the integrity of and public confidence in our league," Goodell said.
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