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:
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.
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