Stallworth Will Drive Taxicab, Open Pet Store Next Year
December 2, 2008 by admin
CLEVELAND- In a disappointing season after being acquired as a free agent by the Cleveland Browns, wide receiver Donte Stallworth and his agent announced that Donte will leave the organization next year to pursue ‘free lance businesses’, including opening a pet store and driving a taxicab in the New Orleans area.
“I have always loved pet stores and taxicabs,” Stallworth said, “And now that I really suck at football I think it’s high time I spend my life doing what I love most - that is, being around taxicabs and pet stores, pets, and cabs.”
Those close to Stallworth say the receiver was furious when long time rival Syndric Steptoe surpassed him on the depth chart at wide receiver.
“That made his decision final,” said Jamal Lewis who will take fifty percent ownership of the pet store, PetMeNow, which Stallworth has started. “Donte has been thinking about shifting his career track for a long time, and it’s good to see he has finally dropped the hammer on football.”
Stallworth’s feud with Steptoe has been a drama inside the locker room for months. But with Donte’s departure Mr. Steptoe feels he will have a chance to perform at the highest level.
“When we were in the middle of games Donte would always be talking about how much he liked taxicabs, and frankly it was distracting. I’m trying to concentrate on my routes, and he’s jabbering in my ear all game about the fare meters and lighted signs he sees online and at trade shows,” Steptoe confided in a recent interview. “I’m so glad he is off to pursue what he loves most.”
Stallworth’s agent said the receiver has recently purchased a Smart car and minivan, both of which will form the core of his new hired car business in the lower ninth ward. His girlfriend Bonita is seeing other men.
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