New York Giants guard David Diehl was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol Sunday evening which Diehl has since called, “a bad decision.”
I’ll say. You got drunk. Got behind the wheel. Smashed your BMW into several parked cars… Yeah, that’s bad.
In his first interview since he was arrested, Diehl apologized to his teammates Tuesday for causing such an unnecessary distraction.
“It’s a mistake that I guarantee will never, ever happen again,” Diehl said. “I’m going to help other people make sure that they don’t make the same decision that I made in this circumstance. And I’m going to become a stronger person because of it.”
Diehl didn’t explain exactly what happened on Sunday night when he crashed his car into some parked cars and later blew a .18–twice the legal limit according to the police.
Diehl has been a likable guy throughout his 10-year NFL career, and still feels he a “positive role model” despite his recent run-in with the law.
“I’m going to do whatever it takes to let people know exactly who I am and what I stand for, and that this one decision does not reflect who I am as a person.”
That being said, Diehl will likely face a stiff fine for his DWI arrest but will not being suspended. The NFL has been pushing to punish players more harshly for DUI arrests, but the NFLPA is standing in the way.
It’s clear there needs to be a more severe punishment in place for this type of idiotic behavior, and the NFLPA needs to cooperate with the League. These players are role-models and they need to be held accountable for their intolerable actions.
Dielh was the fourth NFL player in the last month to be arrested for drunk driving.