New York Giantsí David Diehl apologizes for recent DUI incident
“I have always tried to carry myself and be a positive role model for people on and off the field,” noted the 10-year NFL veteran, regretfully adding , “this weekend, that standard not only set by myself but by this organization, I was far, far short from.”
David Diehl was arrested and released on Sunday after the court allowed the 31-year-old to be released of his own recognizance. David Diehl had drawn the police attention after they started they were informed at 8:45 p.m. about a car accident in Queens. A trip to the scene resulted in the discovery of a very drunk David Diehl behind the wheels of a black BMW. Police found that on his way from a pub, David Diehl had banged his BMW into four parked cars. David Diehl was taken-in by the police after he blew a 0.182 on the breathanalyzer, safely twice more than the legal limit.
The official apology by David Diehl stretched to far beyond his teammates and the league. David Diehl was aware that such questionable actions raises criticism from public and drives away the New York Giants’ fan base.
“I apologize to (my teammates), I apologize to my family, the New York Giants, all my fans and to anybody who has supported me throughout these years," stated David Diehl.
With promises to avoid such unfortunate incidents in the future, David Diehl continued to offer his cooperation and advice to all individuals who may face a situation similar to his DUI.
“I will help other people to make sure that they don't make the same decision that I made in this circumstance,” offered David Diehl. “I will become a stronger person because of this.”
However, David Diehl clearly steered away from offering any further insight into his DUI arrest. David Diehl was already remorseful for causing a distraction as his team prepares for the training camp.
“I can sit here and say and do whatever, but what is most important is my actions,” continued David Diehl. “I am a positive role model and will continue to be one.”
Nonetheless, he wasn’t in the dark about how judgmental people can be about DUI cases; thus David Diehl emphasized that only those who regarded him as a regular face in the lockeroom were aware of his efforts for charitable causes, and could vouch for his sound character.
The New York Giants are rendering their full support to David Diehl. While teammate Steve Weatherford immediately gave David Diehl his “full support”, acknowledging that it was a “mistake.” the running back now has support from the New York Giants’ head coach Tom Coughlin.
"David is very remorseful," said Tom Coughlin in an official statement reminding that “proud young man” was apologizing for his fault. “[However] He has been an exemplary citizen for this organization,”
New York Giants’ teammate Chris Snee bought to light David Diehl’s “sacrifices” and commitment to even work through injuries.
“He will handle this with class and we will move on from this,” said Chris Snee, adding a positive note to the end of David Diehl’s DUI incident.