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Report: Diehl charged with DUI

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The combination of Cuervo and car keys officially has ensnared the third NFL player in two weekends.

Initially reported by the New York Daily News as a suspected DUI arrest of Giants offensive lineman David Diehl, the Associated Press reports that Diehl has been charged with drunk driving.

Per the AP, Diehl was charged after breath testing revealed he was over the legal limit of 0.08 percent blood-alcohol concentration.

In a statement issued late Sunday night/early Monday morning to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, agent Peter Schaffer said, “I am honored to represent David Diehl, one of, if not the classiest, most humble New York Giants ever.”

That all may be true, but for now Diehl faces charges that he plowed his BMW into parked cars while intoxicated.  Fortunately, no one was injured, or worse.

And that’s ultimately the problem with drunk driving.  Once someone gets behind the wheel after having too much to drink, anything can happen — as Mario Reyes learned the hard way a couple of years ago.  The lives and property of others simply should never be left to that kind of random chance.

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53 Responses to “Report: Diehl charged with DUI”
  1. geeeeemen says: Jun 11, 2012 9:47 AM

    Nothing like this has even happened before with Diehl, a starter and model citizen since 2003. Thankfully no one got hurt. He’ll apologize and probably donate money to the car owners’ charity of choice.

  2. sportsmeccabi says: Jun 11, 2012 9:53 AM

    Dez Bryant thinks David Diehl is a great guy.

  3. halbriston says: Jun 11, 2012 9:55 AM

    I swear, if any of the NY papers post a headline about him having to “DIEHL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES”, I’m going to beat their editor with a book of puns.

  4. eastsideballa says: Jun 11, 2012 9:59 AM

    Tsk tsk tsk, Jesus in the bible forbade drinking alcohol, doing drugs, fornicating, and eating the flesh of the swine, yet you all still do it. If you followed what Jesus says in the bible to a tee, you’d practically become a Muslim. I bet Diehl and all these other athletes that like to get their swerve on wished they were a little more God conscious and followed some of what Jesus and Muhammad said peace be upon them both.

  5. mike bonserio says: Jun 11, 2012 10:02 AM

    Come on Dave, your better then that. Your a NY Giant. !!!!!

  6. EJ says: Jun 11, 2012 10:02 AM

    Another stupid move by a smart player, get a cab!

  7. shackdelrio says: Jun 11, 2012 10:03 AM

    Maybe he OD’d on Prilosec.

  8. bullcharger says: Jun 11, 2012 10:09 AM

    Diehl’s Salary for 2012 will be 1.2 million. For less than 60,000 a year he could have a full time driver. For a few hundred dollars at most he could have a trusted driver brought to him to driver him home in his own car.

    There’s no excuse for this. If kids can manage it with no money, these guys should be able to manage it. Just bad decision making and an overall feeling of being above the law.

  9. gcsuk says: Jun 11, 2012 10:12 AM

    No excuses. As a Giants fan, I am expecting a suspension (2 games) to be in order. Sure it’s his first offense, but the league has to send a message to all these guys. “You’ve got ENOUGH money, call a cab.”

  10. 1buckeye76 says: Jun 11, 2012 10:14 AM

    @eastsideballa – can you leave talk of religion out of my football news please… thanks.

  11. bigbadal21 says: Jun 11, 2012 10:15 AM

    According to the bible Jesus did not forbid alcohol. According to the bible Jesus changed water into alcohol so everybody would have more to drink.

  12. davidjcu says: Jun 11, 2012 10:23 AM

    These guys really hate having a DD

  13. tonyromoisterrible says: Jun 11, 2012 10:25 AM

    Stay classy wee-men

  14. scoonie97 says: Jun 11, 2012 10:28 AM

    And here I thought, the Giants were the classiest of all NFL teams.

    Check that, all professional teams… of all time.

  15. prettytonyt says: Jun 11, 2012 10:29 AM

    Suspend him 1 game. No excuses.

    The Giants are labeled as a classy organization and a organization that does everything right. I admit yes they do follow through with that.

    Now it’s time to prove it again. They messed up a few years ago by not suspending Kareem McKenzee during game week, and let him start.

    Dont make the same mistake again. A 31 year old almost a 10 year vet, Diehl should know better.

  16. tooz72 says: Jun 11, 2012 10:30 AM

    bigbadal21 says:
    Jun 11, 2012 10:15 AM
    According to the bible Jesus did not forbid alcohol. According to the bible Jesus changed water into alcohol so everybody would have more to drink.

    you must be and Orlando MAGIC fan?

  17. nfl fan says: Jun 11, 2012 10:34 AM

    They should also arrest those who let him drive drunk. What were they thinking?

  18. jetsfan80 says: Jun 11, 2012 10:35 AM

    I love it. God forbid he was a Jet. He’d be crucified. But because he’s a Giant it’s ok. Aside, from a couple of you that did call him out on it, the rest of you are a joke.

  19. cooklynn17 says: Jun 11, 2012 10:41 AM

    What’s next, is one of the Giants wide receivers going to shoot themselves in the leg?

  20. ripseau says: Jun 11, 2012 10:43 AM

    What else could he do but drive home? I mean we all know theres no forms of public transportation in new york!

  21. firejackdelrionow says: Jun 11, 2012 10:43 AM

    @halbriston that is the funniest comment I’ve seen in a while….well played sir….

  22. dallassux says: Jun 11, 2012 10:45 AM

    mike bonserio says:
    Jun 11, 2012 10:02 AM
    Come on Dave, your better then that. Your a NY Giant. !!!!!

    ————————————————————————–

    Shocking. He fits right in with LT, Meggett, Ingram and Plaxico. More Giants glorified by their fans

  23. spankygreen says: Jun 11, 2012 10:49 AM

    geeeeemen says:
    Jun 11, 2012 9:47 AM
    Nothing like this has even happened before with Diehl, a starter and model citizen since 2003. Thankfully no one got hurt. He’ll apologize and probably donate money to the car owners’ charity of choice.

    Starter, model citizen since 2003……hmmm, really hoss…So what kind of citizen was he prior to 2003…….I’ll tell ya, a drunken one who finally got caught driving under the influence. This was not his first time…Surely this was his first time getting caught…..100′s of commercials daily and people still get behind the wheel after drinking…….thankfully, no one was injured or killled this time….

  24. dasportsninja says: Jun 11, 2012 10:50 AM

    Jesus turned the water into juice. In Greek they use the same word for wine and juice, as it was very uncommon for people to have unfermented grape juice. That being said Jesus turned the water into “wine”, and the guests who drank it said, they served the “good”
    (Unfermented) wine after the bad wine. This was uncommon in the day, as at a wedding, people would get the harder stuff later in the celebration after their pallets lost the taste.

  25. andyreidcarboload says: Jun 11, 2012 10:55 AM

    jetsfan80 says:
    Jun 11, 2012 10:35 AM
    I love it. God forbid he was a Jet. He’d be crucified. But because he’s a Giant it’s ok. Aside, from a couple of you that did call him out on it, the rest of you are a joke.
    —————————————————-

    Typical Jet arrogance. This is not about your franchise!

  26. bjerols says: Jun 11, 2012 10:57 AM

    can’t say I blame him for partying, that was a great victory for Croatia over Ireland in Euro 2012 that he was celebrating!

    Glad no one got hurt (other than the BMW!), and I agree if he was a Jet the media would be foaming at the mouth

  27. thcnote says: Jun 11, 2012 10:57 AM

    Time for Goodell to crack down hard on drinking and driving. First time should get you a 4 game suspension. No less. That will be the only way to get the point across to these morons.

  28. 2ruefan says: Jun 11, 2012 11:01 AM

    eastsideballa -
    Yeah… you’re going to have to point out that verse to me where “Jesus” forbids eating the flesh of swine…..

    You sound like someone who need to read up on comparative religions.

    You seem pretty clueless….

  29. therealsmiley says: Jun 11, 2012 11:01 AM

    Wine is “good”..at least the red kind.

  30. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 11, 2012 11:01 AM

    In collaboration with PFT’s finest giants fan posters, Deihl released this statement,

    “That’s ‘champion’ drunk driver to you, world! We’re the champs, and talking about other things or our shortcomings on or off the field in not tolerable, and you are stupid if you comment on that stuff, cuz we won the superbowl.”

  31. therealsmiley says: Jun 11, 2012 11:02 AM

    Hail!

  32. bigbluefan1 says: Jun 11, 2012 11:04 AM

    This is not a joke and he has alot to worry about first the law then Rodger G.

    Then worst of all he has to sit down with TC and when Coach Tom is done he will not be sitting for a long long time.

    The guy knows better he is not a rookie he will miss a few games and a large chunk of change.

  33. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Jun 11, 2012 11:11 AM

    as a giants fan i do indeed take pride it he fact that for the most part the giants rarely make the news for this sort of thing. i hope the giants punish him severely for this. there is absolutely no excuse for this type of behavior from any player much less a veteran.

  34. bigbluecrew420 says: Jun 11, 2012 11:28 AM

    He was probably only wearing only 1 of his SB rings witch caused him to be unbalanced thus he swerved due to the overwhelming weight on one side of his body.

  35. CKL says: Jun 11, 2012 11:31 AM

    nfl fan says:
    Jun 11, 2012 10:34 AM
    They should also arrest those who let him drive drunk. What were they thinking?
    __________________________________
    I DESPISE drunk driving and think it’s not taken seriously enough either by the NFL or by the law…but how in the bleep does this make sense? Drunk drivers of legal drinking age are adults, adults bear 100% of blame and responsibility for their OWN actions. Bartenders shouldn’t be forced to be nannies too. Besides, let that happen and how soon is some jerk suing a bar for cutting him off? That’s the word we live in today…litigation central, “everyone but me is to blame”.

  36. thegronk87 says: Jun 11, 2012 11:37 AM

    not to worry about any suspension – giants oline is still great – oh wait….

  37. Patriot42 says: Jun 11, 2012 11:40 AM

    Sue the league it is the their 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.

  38. megalomaniax717 says: Jun 11, 2012 11:48 AM

    eastsideballa says:
    Jun 11, 2012 9:59 AM
    Tsk tsk tsk, Jesus in the bible forbade drinking alcohol, doing drugs, fornicating, and eating the flesh of the swine, yet you all still do it. If you followed what Jesus says in the bible to a tee, you’d practically become a Muslim. I bet Diehl and all these other athletes that like to get their swerve on wished they were a little more God conscious and followed some of what Jesus and Muhammad said peace be upon them both.

    =================

    Last I checked, Jesus didn’t drive an automobile, so leave religion out of it. Although, Jesus built my hotrod….

  39. gassiusclay says: Jun 11, 2012 12:03 PM

    I will never understand this at all…it goes for anyone famous or anyone with money.

    Why the hell can’t you call a cab??? I mean, really, its not that hard. IF you have money, you can afford it…hell, you could afford to take a Cab from Midtown Manhattan to Baltimore.

    I don’t understand why rich famous people, or rich athletes cannot call cabs, or even yet GET A DAMN LIMO!!!! I pay for cabs if I drink too much, it doesn’t really hurt my bank that much. There is no excuse.

    Is the $20-200 spent on a cab worth less than driving drunk, potentially killing someone or yourself, and have to deal with the repercussions from the league? Maybe people should ask Stallworth…

  40. stevebozeman says: Jun 11, 2012 12:16 PM

    @dallassux…you’re kidding right. Oh I forgot..They are the Giants. The greatest franchise in their players and owners own mind. See ya Diehl. It’s retirement time anyway.

  41. jnova80 says: Jun 11, 2012 12:30 PM

    You get paid millions of dollars to play a game you love and all you have to do is stay out of trouble. Don’t drink and drive, NFL players. You ALWAYS get caught.

  42. therealsmiley says: Jun 11, 2012 12:47 PM

    eastsideballa -cause you can account first hand how Jesus lived?

  43. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 11, 2012 1:05 PM

    Someone tell Diehl this is a serious matter. No time to be clowning around making Nick Fairley faces.

  44. mullman7675 says: Jun 11, 2012 1:10 PM

    If God said that we can’t eat bacon then put me down as atheist. I was certain bacon was a gift from God- just like yoga pants, brazilian cut bikini bottoms, football, surfing and beer.

  45. billhicks666 says: Jun 11, 2012 1:13 PM

    eastsideballa, take your dogma and beat it from these message boards.

  46. londonbengal says: Jun 11, 2012 1:24 PM

    Don’t worry folks, ‘joetoronto’ will be right along any minute now with the ‘Bengal’ angle on this one.

    Didn’t you all realise that ‘David Diel’ is an anagram of ‘I’m a closet Bengal fan’……..

  47. cowboyhater says: Jun 11, 2012 1:31 PM

    Karma Mara, karma. It will continue.

  48. rmc1995 says: Jun 11, 2012 1:47 PM

    In 2008 the Giants had 7 different players arrested in a 10 month span. I guess this “class” organization only has a 4 year memory.

  49. rushmatic says: Jun 11, 2012 1:57 PM

    EJ says:
    Another stupid move by a smart player, get a cab!

    _____________________

    It’s even worse than that. The NFL has an anonymous program for players where they can call and get a ride ANY TIME, ANY WHERE.

    Really stupid.

  50. quizguy66 says: Jun 11, 2012 2:00 PM

    Surprised they didn’t use a picture of him doing a post game interview at Paul Brown stadium with the Bengals logo in the background. This site is slipping.

    -QG

  51. bigbluefan1 says: Jun 11, 2012 2:02 PM

    eaglesnoles05 says:Jun 11, 2012 11:01 AM

    In collaboration with PFT’s finest giants fan posters, Deihl released this statement,

    “That’s ‘champion’ drunk driver to you, world! We’re the champs, and talking about other things or our shortcomings on or off the field in not tolerable, and you are stupid if you comment on that stuff, cuz we won the superbowl.”

    __________________________________
    Eaglesmole
    Glad to see you finally understand because we won the Super Bowl 4 Times to your NO Times

    Has anyone on the Eagles ever broken a law or spent anytime in jail oh wait yours is the team that has its own lockup in house.
    He will be sorry he ever got behind that wheel Tom C will come down on him.
    How are Andys kids doing in jail btw????/

  52. mancave001 says: Jun 11, 2012 2:23 PM

    geeeeemen says:
    Jun 11, 2012 9:47 AM
    Nothing like this has even happened before with Diehl, a starter and model citizen since 2003. Thankfully no one got hurt. He’ll apologize and probably donate money to the car owners’ charity of choice.
    ================================

    I don’t care if he’s a starter or a “model citizen.” How an NFL player can get a DUI at this point is beyond be. The penalties on the league side are clearly not severe enough. Drunk driving is serious. And for an offensive linemen, he’d likely need to have had more than 3 drinks an hour to get to that point. It’s utter stupidity.

  53. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 12, 2012 1:48 AM

    Bigbluefan-

    Thanks for cementing my point. Cheers!

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