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New York Giants’ David Diehl Arrested for DWI, Charges Have Been Filed

June 11th, 2012 at 3:59 AM
By Paul Tierney

'David Diehl' photo (c) 2006, Alexa - license: Over the past several years, the New York Giants have been one of the best teams in the NFL not only on the field, but also in terms of staying out of legal trouble. However, Sarah Armaghan of the New York Daily News reports that last night, New York Giants offensive linemen David Diehl was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

Diehl was reportedly watching the Croatia vs. Ireland soccer game at Scorpio Cafe & Bar in Astoria. At around 8:20pm, Diehl wrecked his BMW on Boradway at 31st Street. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the accident; however, Diehl was immediately arrested on the scene for suspicion of drunken driving. He was then taken back to the police station where he failed a breathalyzer test. His blood alcohol content was over twice the legal limit. Diehl is being held at the 114th precint. This morning, The Associated Press reports that Diehl was formally charged with DWI.

In a statement released to the press, Diehl's agent Peter Schaffer stated the following:

"I am honored to represent David Diehl, one of, if not the classiest, most humble New York Giants ever."

A drunken driving arrest is a clear violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy; which means that the Commissioners Office will review this incident. It is entirely plausible that Diehl will be fined as a result of his actions. However, as a first time offender, a suspension is unlikely. Stay tuned to Giants 101 as this story progresses.


Tags: David Diehl, Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL

6 Responses to “New York Giants’ David Diehl Arrested for DWI, Charges Have Been Filed”

  1.  Andre Holland says:

    WOW, I can honestly say I didn’t see that one coming. Antrel Rolle, maybe. But not Diehl. I’ll never understand why these multi million dollar athletes don’t call a cab. Even when I’m completely blitzed (pun intended) I know when to call it quits and hand over the keys.

  2.  GIANTT says:

    Norm , Im with you about it – I used to get the stupids as I called them , but I have since learned my lesson . Also Just catching up I have just read your piece on Tynes and Ware , I must admit that for a second I thought it was real but then I realized who was posting . Well played sir !

    Re Diehl , Broadway and 31st street is around the El there and it is a pain in the neck if youve ever tried to make a turn or even drive straight under ANY El .Im assuming , since it doesnt say anyone else was involved that Diehl was turning and hit something probably an el stanchion . It doesnt excuse things but it is a pain in the neck.

  3.  Dirt says:

    This is akin to Plax walking into a nighclub with an unlocked handgun in his sweatpants. In possession of a deadly weapon while rocked.

    I’m ashamed of our society that this continues to be brushed under the rug.

    I just hope those that think it’s bad but not too bad don’t ever lose a loved one because some dirtbag has no respect for his fellow man and society.

  4.  jfunk says:

    Doh. Terribly disappointing coming from Diehl. Probably makes enough money for a car service every snap he plays. Or he could call the NFL “I’m Drunk” Hotline for free.

    I know it’s confidential and all that, but I’d sure like to at least know how many calls that service gets. Do ANY players actually take advantage of it or are they all too paranoid that they’ll get put on some kind of list if they use it?

  5.  Krow says:

    I have some serious philosophical concerns about pulling over citizens who exhibit no illegal behavior … however …

    … when you crash your car all bets are off.

    Roast him.

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