NFL free agent Donte Stallworth was hospitalized Saturday with serious burns after the hot air balloon carrying him and two other people crashed into power lines above South Florida, his agent said.
The 10-year NFL veteran won’t suffer any permanent damage from the accident in Homestead, said Drew Rosenhaus, Stallworth’s agent. “He’s going to be OK. He has some burns, but he’s going to be fine,” Rosenhaus said. “He will be able to continue his NFL career. The injuries are not to the extent they will jeopardize his career.”
Rosenhaus said one of the passengers was Stallworth’s girlfriend, but he would not say whether she was hurt. A source close to Stallworth told ESPNBoston.com’s Mike Reiss that Stallworth’s girlfriend is in stable condition.
The basket carrying three hot air balloon passengers crashed into the power lines while airborne, according to Miami-Dade Police spokesman Roy Rutland.
Two passengers were injured and transported to a trauma center, Rutland said. A third passenger in the basket was not injured.
Rutland referred additional questions to the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB had no immediate information about the crash.
Praying for him and his family.