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Donte' Stallworth cleared to return to football after hot-air balloon accident

Free-agent wideout Donte' Stallworth can resume football activities after being burned in a hot-air balloon accident. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Free-agent wideout Donte' Stallworth can resume football activities after being burned in a hot-air balloon accident. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Free-agent wide receiver Donte' Stallworth has been cleared to resume football activities after he was burned in a hot-air ballon accident in March, reports NFL.com

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.
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