For a player trying to hold on to a starting job on the offensive line, getting arrested on suspicion of drunk driving was not the best move for David Diehl. The New York Giants former left tackle, now right tackle (for now) apparently crashed his BMW into multiple cars in New York City late last night.
At the moment I’m writing this article, Diehl is still attained and is awaiting his arraignment. He is expected to be charged with a DWI after taking a breathalyzer and being tagged at over the legal limit.
There are no reported injuries and Diehl’s BMW only hit parked cars along 35th avenue.
Diehl’s agent did not comment on the arrest, but backed his client in a email to Giants beat reporters. “I am honored to represent David Diehl,” Peter Schaffer wrote. “One of, if not the classiest, most humblest New York Giants ever.”
Earlier in May Diehl won the Wellington Mara Man of the Year award. Not exactly Man of the Year material. Perhaps Diehl, who is of Croatian decent and has tattoos to show it, was celebrating the team’s defeat of Ireland in soccer in Euro 2012. Croatia bested Ireland 3-1 yesterday to take the lead in group C that includes 2008 champs Spain and 2006 World Cup champs Italy.
I have no idea if Diehl is a soccer fan, but if he is it would definitely explain why he was drunk at 8:45 pm on a Sunday with no other sporting events on TV. Of course, he could have been drowning his sorrows when the French Open final was suspended due to rain.
To be honest, this has to be chalked up as a one-time mistake. Diehl has been a model citizen in his career with the Giants, and I bet the organization will be willing to look past it. Whether commissioner Roger Goodell will want to take action is a different story.
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