David Diehl, Giants OL, has been arrested in New York City for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Around 8:45PM Sunday New York City Police received reports about a car hitting several cars along 35th Avenue in Queens. When they arrived they found David Diehl driving his BMW. Diehl blew a 0.18 on the breathalizer, twice the legal limit.
Diehl was then arraigned on two counts of impaired driving and ordered to be released on his own recognizance. His license has been suspended and he must return to court on July 26. This is also the first day of Giants’ training camp.
Diehl made this statement: ”I’ve worked hard during my career to set a positive example, and yesterday I fell far short of this standard. I apologize to my family, my fans, the New York Giants, and the NFL. I made a poor decision that I sincerely regret, and, as always, take full responsibility for my actions.”
The Giants released this statement: ”Obviously we are aware of the situation, although we have not yet had a chance to discuss it with David. Since it is an ongoing legal matter, we will refrain from comment at this time, although we will say that David has been an outstanding representative of this organization for the past 10 years, and nobody knows more than David does what is expected of our players both on and off the field.”
Diehl was selected by the Giants in the fifth round in 2003. He’s missed just four game since then and helped the Giants to two Super Bowl victories. On May 22 of this year he was given the team’s Wellington Mara Man of the Year award.