Miami (AP) – NFL free agent Donte Stallworth is hospitalized with serious burns after the hot air balloon carrying him and two other people crashed into power lines in South Florida.
Stallworth's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said the 10-year NFL veteran won't suffer any permanent damage from the accident in Homestead and will be able to continue his career.
"He's going to be OK,” Rosenhaus said. “He has some burns, but he's going to be fine."
Rosenhaus said one of the passengers was Stallworth's girlfriend, but he would not say whether she was hurt.
A Miami-Dade Police spokesman says two passengers were injured and transported to a trauma center. A third passenger in the basket was not injured.
Stallworth, 32, was suspended for the 2009 season after a car he was driving struck and killed a pedestrian in South Florida that March. He spent 24 days in jail for a DUI manslaughter conviction. He played in one game last season before going on injured reserve with an ankle injury.