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Byline: Dave Hyde
Jun. 28--Judge Edward Newman has spent the morning in his Miami-Dade courtroom processing the usual cases of drunk driving, simple assault, battery, prostitution and so many people driving without licenses that he wonders, "Does anyone have a license anymore?" Now he's being asked if this scale of justice he uses is enough. If a legally freed man should be professionally free to work, too. He's sitting in his chambers where photos of his four Pro Bowls hang, where an engraved clock salutes him as the Dolphins' top lineman in 1981, where the window view offers the cleared Orange Bowl site that was his playpen for 13 NFL seasons. And he's being asked if the likes of Cleveland receiver Donte Stallworth, whose case moved through another courtroom in this same building, deserve another layer of punishment from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "I've heard people raising that issue," he says.