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Donte’ Stallworth injured in hot-air balloon accident

Donte' Stallworth

New England Patriots wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth (19) runs with the ball during a preseason NFL football game between the Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles in Foxborough, Mass. Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)


Free agent receiver Donte Stallworth is reportedly hospitalized in stable condition after he was in a hot-air balloon accident on Saturday morning in Miami.

Stallworth was burned when the hot-air balloon he was riding in with his girlfriend hit power lines, Mike Reiss of reports. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Stallworth’s injuries are not serious enough to threaten his career.

South Florida police told News 15 in Miami that two people were hospitalized after their hot-air balloon crashed into power lines. That report did not identify the two injured people.

The incident reportedly happened at 10 a.m. on Saturday. A third passenger in the hot-air balloon was not injured.

Stallworth played for the Patriots last season and is currently not signed, although there have been reports that New England is bringing him back.