And I thought it might take awhile to hear from Roger Goodell. Just two days after Donte Stallworth's case reached a ruling, the NFL Commissioner stepped in. All of the following was written to Stallworth in a letter from Goodell (note: this is not the letter in its entirety):
"The conduct reflected in your guilty plea resulted in the tragic loss of life and was inexcusable."
"While the criminal justice system has determined the legal consequences of this incident, it is my responsibility as NFL commissioner to determine appropriate league discipline for your actions, which have caused irreparable harm to the victim and his family, your club, your fellow players and the NFL."
"There is no reasonable dispute that your continued eligibility for participation at this time would undermine the integrity of and public confidence in our league."
Was does indefinite mean for Stallworth? A decision on that should be made in the near future, after Goodell contacts Stallworth's representatives. When Pacman Jones received an indefinite suspension last year, it ended up being only a six-game ban. Of course, the offenses are not necessarily comparable here.
UPDATE (8:36 PM): The OBR has some more details here.