The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Donte' Stallworth without pay for the 2009 season because of violations of the league's substance-abuse and personal-conduct policies, the NFL announced this morning.
Stallworth will be reinstated after the Super Bowl in February 2010. He may not participate in any team activity during the 2009 season. He reacted to today's news on his account on Twitter.com, a social networking site:
"I'M A LITTLE WOUNDED, BUT I'M NOT SLAIN; I WILL LAY ME DOWN 4A WHILE 2 BLEED, THEN I'LL RISE & FIGHT WITH YOU AGAIN" -John Dryden," Stallworth wrote, invoking a quote by the 17th-Century British writer and poet.