The balloon carrying Stallworth, his girlfriend and the balloon’s pilot became tangled after hitting power lines. Stallworth suffered no permanent injuries.
“In that moment, I thought my eyes would close and I’d never wake up again,” Stallworth told FoxSports.com about the accident.
Stallworth has played for six different NFL teams and has just 84 catches over the past four seasons. Last season, Stallworth played for the New England Patriots. He signed with the team in December and caught one pass for a 63-yard touchdown in a victory over the Houston Texans. He was placed on injured reserve the next day with a high ankle sprain. In his career, Stallworth has 321 catches for 4,837 yards and 35 touchdowns.