Continuing the trend of recent NFL arrests for drunken driving, New York Giants starting offensive tackle David Diehl was nabbed shortly after leaving a bar on Sunday evening. The New York Daily News has the details:
New York Giants star David Diehl was busted on suspicion of drunken driving Sunday after he crashed his luxury ride into multiple parked cars in Queens, cops said.
Big Blue’s stalwart offensive lineman wrecked his car about 8:20 p.m. in Astoria after hanging out at a local bar to watch the Croatian soccer team beat Ireland 3-1 in the European Championship tournament. No one was injured in the smash-up.
“The officers suspected he was intoxicated,” a police source said.
Diehl was taken to a police station, where he failed a Breathalyzer test, registering a .18, several drinks above the legal limit of .08, another cop source said.
… and so stupidity continues to reign. Earlier, I asked the question, “Why do these athletes continue to risk everything by getting behind the wheel while impaired?” It’s an honest question I’ll never know the answer to. The NFL has stated that the “Safe Rides” program is readily available (for the low price of $85) to those who would like to use it. The fact that Diehl nothing from the arrests of Nick Fairley, Justin Blackmon and Jerome Felton over the previous few weeks leaves me no hope that these guys will learn a lesson.
Doug Farrar, editor of Yahoo!Sports’ Shutdown Corner, had his own interesting take:
ProFootBallTalk: Report – David Diehl Charged With DUI ‡ NYDaily News: David Diehl, offensive lineman for the New York Giants, arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after crashing his ride into multiple cars: cops