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New York Giants, David Diehl Release Statements Regarding DWI Charge

June 11th, 2012 at 8:23 PM
By Paul Tierney

'David Diehl' photo (c) 2006, Alexa - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Last night, New York Giants offensive linemen David Diehl was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. This morning, Diehl was formally charged with DWI

The following statement was released by Diehl via Twitter a short time ago:

"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."

Diehl is a ten year veteran out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He made the Pro Bowl in 2010 and has been the teams' most versatile offensive linemen over the last several years because of his ability to play both guard and tackle positions. 

The New York Giants released the following statement regarding Diehl's arrest:

  "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 is subject to the NFL Personal Conduct Policy as a result of his actions. However, because he is a first time offender, a suspension is unlikely.

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