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Judge: NFL player who killed pedestrian can leave home for workouts

MIAMI — While under house arrest for a fatal drunken-driving accident, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth will be allowed to work with a strength and conditioning trainer as he prepares for a possible return to the field, a Miami-Dade judge ruled Tuesday.

Stallworth served 24 days in jail after pleading guilty in June to hitting and killing a pedestrian while driving drunk on the MacArthur Causeway in March.

Under his plea agreement, Stallworth, 28, was allowed to play football but must spend two years under house arrest and another eight on probation.

The NFL suspended Stallworth indefinitely, but he met last week with the league's commissioner to inquire about returning. Stallworth remains on the Browns' roster.

Defense attorney Christopher Lyons asked Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy on Tuesday to allow Stallworth to leave his Miami house to continue working with a trainer in Weston.

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