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David Diehl arrested for possible DUI

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A week after two NFL players were arrested for DUI, another one may be coming.

Last weekend, Vikings fullback Jerome Felton was arrested for driving drunk in a drive-thru lane at McDonald’s.  The next morning, Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested in Oklahoma with triple the legal limit of alcohol in his blood, allegedly.

On Sunday night, Giants offensive lineman David Diehl was arrested after smashing his BMW into multiple parked cars, according to Sarah Armaghan of the New York Daily News.

Diehl was arrested on the scene, on Broadway at 31st Street in Astoria.  There were no injuries, and official charges are pending.  Police said Diehl may have been driving drunk.

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79 Responses to “David Diehl arrested for possible DUI”
  1. jerrysandusky1 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:37 PM

    He just won a Superb Owl. It’s nothing. Heck, look what Rothlesberger is allowed to get away with.

  2. feck12a says: Jun 10, 2012 11:40 PM

    whatever $’s it takes to fix all the damage should be deducted from the giants cap space…

  3. giantsfan2104 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:42 PM

    *Facepalm*

    You think this is something?
    Wait till Coughlin’s breaks his foot off in Diehl’s behind.

  4. epmckenna says: Jun 10, 2012 11:43 PM

    If only the NFL had something set up for players to get a free ride home when they’re drunk…

  5. maddenisfordorks says: Jun 10, 2012 11:43 PM

    Somehow these players should sue the NFL.

  6. cowboyscanada says: Jun 10, 2012 11:44 PM

    Nobody said football players were geniuses!

  7. hahapapa says: Jun 10, 2012 11:45 PM

    Why don’t we pay them a few more million dollars, so they have absolutely nothing more to do than blow money,party and be jerks.

  8. beerbudsnbevo says: Jun 10, 2012 11:46 PM

    Driving drunk?

    What an idiot…I mean really…who drives in New York?

  9. giantsfan2104 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:47 PM

    Sorry, I meant “Coughlin”. I have trouble typing when I’m angry.

  10. bigdog3838 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:47 PM

    Not, ‘drinking drunk’, that’s horrible!!

  11. p4hbiz says: Jun 10, 2012 11:47 PM

    Get it together Drunks!

  12. beastson says: Jun 10, 2012 11:48 PM

    @feck12a

    It’s Astoria. Damages should be cheap.

  13. magnustroi says: Jun 10, 2012 11:49 PM

    They need to STOP fining this guys and suspend them straight away !!!! Making them accountable to their Team Mates explaining their absence from the field !!!! Maybe their Team Mates might have more to say !!!!! Saying we don’t need you if your always suspended !!!!!

  14. lolb23 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:54 PM

    Giants are the new Bengals

  15. jcg23 says: Jun 10, 2012 11:54 PM

    If only NFL players could use taxi’s or had friends to call to drive them or limos they could rent to drive them around.

  16. beerbudsnbevo says: Jun 11, 2012 12:00 AM

    Soon to come, an article from the NFLPA or some other lawyer/Union, claiming the NFL should have provided a ride home for Diehl…

    This is what is all that is wrong with Football.

  17. randallflagg52 says: Jun 11, 2012 12:03 AM

    But…. did he top Blackmon’s BAC?

  18. mhohmann says: Jun 11, 2012 12:03 AM

    Tiki Barber is flabergasted.

  19. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 11, 2012 12:05 AM

    Whishes he had Dielhed up a cab now.

  20. trojanwarrior007 says: Jun 11, 2012 12:08 AM

    how about someone gets loaded and plows into a practice field during OTAs/training camp. now wouldn’t that be a bit of irony.

  21. davetexansfan says: Jun 11, 2012 12:18 AM

    Good LORD! This makes me sick! What kind of example are NFL players setting for kids/adults all across the world??? It is a privilege to be in the NFL, not a god-given right. Man up and do the right thing. I hope Goodell starts suspending these idiots for like 4 games or something. Something needs to be done, and something needs to be done now. This is getting ridiculous! These guys are straight moron’s and need to pay the price of their stupidity and immaturity.

  22. eddieapoc says: Jun 11, 2012 12:24 AM

    Thank god it wasn’t another Lion.

  23. astrosfan75956 says: Jun 11, 2012 12:25 AM

    Come on guys, when are they going to learn?

  24. norcalmafia says: Jun 11, 2012 12:27 AM

    Too bad he doesnt play for the Raiders..the cop might have let him go!

  25. i10east says: Jun 11, 2012 12:27 AM

    Superb owl LOL

  26. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 11, 2012 12:32 AM

    Dave had to nudge those cars in front of him because they were holding up traffic.

  27. ningenito78 says: Jun 11, 2012 12:34 AM

    I love the guy that said he won a ‘Superb Owl’. That’s just original. But I’ve met the guy on several occasions and he’s a good dude. Honestly surprised to hear this. But everyone makes mistakes. Driving while drunk is absolutely inexcusable, especially for a guy with that kind of money, but it happens. Tighten your sh!t up David. You’re better than that.

  28. mataug says: Jun 11, 2012 12:35 AM

    A friend of mine recently lost his son who was repairing the back tire of his truck and was hit by a woman who was drunk and couldn’t brake in time. Now that woman(mother of two kids by the way) is on suicide watch. Why can people not realize how insanely stupid drinking under influence can be ?

  29. trojan33sc says: Jun 11, 2012 12:39 AM

    Wait a minute, a DUI while going through a McDonald’s drive through??? I have to give the “Doofus Award” to that one !!! LOL

  30. johanneschimpo says: Jun 11, 2012 12:40 AM

    Still celebrating.

  31. kingcarlbanks says: Jun 11, 2012 12:47 AM

    I was just commenting about how the Giants weren’t making any negative waves in the media. I guess I jinked it. My bad…

  32. dadeyemi says: Jun 11, 2012 12:48 AM

    its pretty clear this happened due to the repeated concussions that occurred due to years of playing football

  33. christhefish says: Jun 11, 2012 12:50 AM

    Actually, Diehl is playing this smart. You have to know the laws in your state, but as a general rule, never do the breath, or field sobriety tests. Both have been proven unreliable. Politely decline both, and just skip to the blood test. Now, if you are totally wasted, then you are in trouble. If you have just had a couple of drinks, and may be borderline, this is good advice. Will cost you time, but may save you a lot of time later and a lot of cash.

  34. scalfor3 says: Jun 11, 2012 12:50 AM

    oh good. jerry sandusky thinks we should look the other way

  35. nygdriveforfive says: Jun 11, 2012 12:52 AM

    Stupid thing to do . Diehl is a vet and will own this.

  36. thesportsguru7 says: Jun 11, 2012 12:55 AM

    Wait…He’s not on the Lions!??

  37. duncanthecat says: Jun 11, 2012 12:55 AM

    He was stopped for having a Big Gulp in his hand while driving.

    You guys need a new mayor.

  38. buddybowl69 says: Jun 11, 2012 1:07 AM

    That would take a lot of alcohol to bring his Blood Alcohol Level to be past .08, that’s one big dude.

  39. olewize1 says: Jun 11, 2012 1:07 AM

    Funny that when its a white guy no one talks mess, but if its a black guy everyone is calling them dumbasses and hoodlums…..

  40. sportfan23 says: Jun 11, 2012 1:15 AM

    Coughlin is gonna kick his ass at OTAs

  41. stercuilus65 says: Jun 11, 2012 1:26 AM

    epmckenna says: Jun 10, 2012 11:43 PM

    “If only the NFL had something set up for players to get a free ride home when they’re drunk…”

    You mean the the program they have had for years and so many players never took advantage of?

    If only some players had enough brains to call for a cab. I know, I know, working a telephone is real hard and the players really can’t afford a cab.

  42. ~Hate~ says: Jun 11, 2012 1:31 AM

    Drew Brees demands an explanation!!

  43. trooper586 says: Jun 11, 2012 1:35 AM

    Thhis is becoming a problem. Luckily no one has died from these guys driving drunk. It has happened before, ask Stallworth. It is just a matter of time. I think this is one issue the NFL needs to punish big time for. Whats the NFLPA going to say…they agree with driving drunk? You guys are not above the law. Take a stand on this NFL and Owners!!

  44. neuroscienceathletics says: Jun 11, 2012 1:48 AM

    I was arrested for drunk driving in October – I’m an alcoholic and its because I can’t control what I do if I drink – ever, period.
    The normal control someone exerts “I will not drive” is not there – I would endure any pain and foresake any money never to drive drunk, yet it actually and willingly happened.
    I think society would change if it’d replace sympathy with disdain and compassion with threats of idiocy – really you have to take the person out of it, and make automobiles and other things that won’t operate if someone is drunk – you have to realize thats just how it is.
    There’s less will in the drunk person than stars in their courses.

  45. baroneski29 says: Jun 11, 2012 1:54 AM

    He is actually a smart dude. Oh well. No big deal.

  46. nerdyturdy says: Jun 11, 2012 2:50 AM

    Anyone ever drink at home anymore?

  47. skoobyfl says: Jun 11, 2012 3:02 AM

    The NFL needs a taxi fleet on call in every major city, then the players wouldn’t feel guilty shelling out $50 for a cab.

  48. iainrwb says: Jun 11, 2012 3:09 AM

    Don’t worry, it will be forgotten soon enough. The media has too much invested in portraying the Giants as the “classy” team in New York.

  49. bigbluenoser says: Jun 11, 2012 3:29 AM

    Superbowl party must finally be over. Seriously David C’mon man!

  50. catquick says: Jun 11, 2012 3:47 AM

    dont any of these guys read the papers?

  51. bbk1000 says: Jun 11, 2012 5:28 AM

    epmckenna says:Jun 10, 2012 11:43 PM

    If only the NFL had something set up for players to get a free ride home when they’re drunk…
    —————————————————

    Heard on an interview with an ex player that they do, the players just refuse to use it…

  52. EJ says: Jun 11, 2012 5:46 AM

    The great players of the NFL, even when they aren’t playing they keep PFT in business.

  53. seanb20124 says: Jun 11, 2012 6:12 AM

    Long day of drinking, started out at charity golf tournament in Westchester, then watching Croatia take out Ireland 3-1. Nypost has funny article about his day

  54. jwayne111 says: Jun 11, 2012 6:26 AM

    whoops….new study – Football causes alcoholic behavior.

  55. tommyboy42609 says: Jun 11, 2012 6:43 AM

    Too bad the “I’m a NY Giant” line probably won’t work as well as saying “I’m a Raider” in Oakland…

  56. pacodawg says: Jun 11, 2012 6:59 AM

    Prob out looking for some trim

  57. gpete1962 says: Jun 11, 2012 7:06 AM

    SH!T happens !! One time….. We can only hope he learned his lesson……..Thank God nobody was hurt.

    This story will really be upsetting if he followed in the footsteps of all the other NFL Idiots by not having a valid license or any insurance.

  58. chefdemarco2k2 says: Jun 11, 2012 7:42 AM

    *epmckenna* they did have a safe driver policy on the last cba but it will be taken away once the new agreement is initiated!

  59. bigblue732 says: Jun 11, 2012 7:45 AM

    Croatians are heavy drinkers…

  60. routemkr77 says: Jun 11, 2012 7:54 AM

    Blame it on the concussion problems.

  61. PriorKnowledge says: Jun 11, 2012 8:00 AM

    “multiple parked cars”? How do you smash into more than one car? Did he back up and try again?

  62. propertyofthebroncos says: Jun 11, 2012 8:07 AM

    It’s ridiculous to think the NFL should set some program up to take grown men home after drinking too much. There are already taxi services set up and I’m sure he has a phone where he could have called a friend or family member. These guys just think they’re above the law and for some reason fans think so too. If they can’t function like rational adults then they shouldn’t be allowed to play. The NFL shouldn’t be required act as a babysitter.

  63. lbpackfan says: Jun 11, 2012 8:12 AM

    Why is it NFL players need some special program for sober cabs and safe drivers..? How about the rest of the world?

  64. nflsharecropper says: Jun 11, 2012 8:15 AM

    NO ONE has EVER been convicted for POSSIBLE DUI. So Diehl gets the “benefit of the doubt” headline, but not Blackmon? Hmmm…

    Wasn’t he actually arrested for refusing the breathalyzer?

  65. prettytonyt says: Jun 11, 2012 8:17 AM

    the New York Jets should trade Wayne Hunter for him.

  66. prettytonyt says: Jun 11, 2012 8:19 AM

    BTW this is worse than Justin Blackmon

    Diehl witnessed his buddy Kareem McKenzie on the NY Giants do the same thing, Diehl is 31 years old, and been in the NFL for almost a decade.

    Justin Blackmon is just a young kid who hasnt figured it out yet. Diehl has.

    They both should be suspended.

  67. n0hopeleft says: Jun 11, 2012 8:30 AM

    Damn it David. We know you were pumped about Croatia dominating Ireland, but call a f**kin cab or
    a friend!!!

    He will bounce back from this. One of the hardest working on the team.

    CAN YOU IMAGINE THE CONVO WITH GENERAL COUGHLIN? Ahhhhhh no thankssssss.

  68. yzguy431 says: Jun 11, 2012 8:38 AM

    can’t blame the lockout this year.

  69. gcsuk says: Jun 11, 2012 8:38 AM

    As a Giants fan, I say suspension is necessary. Would stink to lose our Senior O-Linemen, but the League has to send a message. What if someone was in one of those parked cars? He’s really lucky (just like Blackmon) no one was hurt.

    This is all assuming that it was a DUI.

  70. linemanguy74 says: Jun 11, 2012 8:39 AM

    Like I said last week “one and done” and I’m
    not talking packers play off game

  71. Patriot42 says: Jun 11, 2012 8:41 AM

    It is the leagues fault for the latest rash of DUI’s because if those players weren’t so popular they wouldn’t have felt like they needed to celebrate and wouldn’t be out so late drinking in bars with groupies which they wouldn’t have if they weren’t under contract to the NFL. Sue the NFL.

  72. deathmonkey41 says: Jun 11, 2012 8:46 AM

    Roger Goodall will address this, but currently he is busy trying to figure out how he can destroy the evidence if any of the Patriots are arrested for DUI.

  73. coutre says: Jun 11, 2012 9:19 AM

    Possible DUI? Did you read the evidence? If he wasn’t drunk he’d be a half-wit.
    Maybe he will blame it on concussions.

  74. tinopuno says: Jun 11, 2012 9:19 AM

    Super Bowl Winners + NYC Cops? Diehl skates.

  75. mybrunoblog says: Jun 11, 2012 9:46 AM

    Here is what will happen.
    Diehl will eventually call a press conference with his wife, coach and agent seated next to him. He will admit regret, pays his fines and face minor discipline from the Giants.
    After this the incident will mostly be forgotten.

  76. ksm31311 says: Jun 11, 2012 11:05 AM

    baroneski29 says:
    Jun 11, 2012 1:54 AM
    He is actually a smart dude. Oh well. No big deal.

    ——————–

    ha ha ha

    OK if you say so…

  77. whatswiththehate says: Jun 11, 2012 5:56 PM

    wow…No mentioning of using jail to teach him a lesson.

    I have to LOL at how obvious our media is when it comes to certain players. Fox 5 kept trying to help Dielh’s image by claiming how charitable he was. They claim he spent the day at two charity events…Little did they know both of the events were events where LOTS of drinking take place.

    Driving around in a golfcart getting drunk and playing golf sounds quite charitable to me.

  78. badintent says: Jun 13, 2012 8:22 PM

    Astoria is a nightmare to drive, lots of buses, trucks, elevated subway tracks and tons of Greeks. Rich Greeks with cash $$$ but no $$$ for Greece ! HAHAHA

  79. ygkr85 says: Feb 11, 2013 7:24 PM

    This is really disappointing as a man and a Giants fan. You can only apologize and pull a mea culpa on something like this once…and Diehl has already done his.

    Read his (your) words after the first time caught. Were they all lies? If you are sick, maybe professional football is not the right job for you right now.

    I’d be surprised if the Giants kept him on the roster.

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