Giants Player David Diehl Admits DWI, Must Wear Alcohol-Monitoring Bracelet

Monday, Feb 11, 2013  |  Updated 4:52 PM EDT
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Diehl on DWI: Will Never Happen Again

Giants offensive lineman David Diehl addressed the media a day after he was arraigned for allegedly driving while intoxicated after he left a bar in Queens.

Giants Offensive Lineman Arraigned on DWI Charge

Giants offensive lineman David Diehl was arraigned for allegedly driving while intoxicated a day after police say he crashed his BMW into four parked cars as he left a bar in Queens, prosecutors said. Katherine Creag reports.
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Giants offensive lineman David Diehl has pleaded guilty to drunk driving last year and must wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet for 90 days.

Queens District Attorney said Diehl, 32, will be under court supervision for six months and has other court-imposed requirements, including continued participation in the NFL substance abuse treatment program.

He must also pay up to $1,200 to the owners of two vehicles he damaged after crashing his BMW into four parked cars as he left a bar in Queens the night of his arrest in June.

He pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated driving while under the influence and one count of driving while impaired. If he complies with all the requirements, the aggravated DWI charge will be dismissed and he will be sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge on the other charge, prosecutors said.

Last June, Diehl issued a statement via Twitter apologizing for the incident.

"I've worked hard during my career to set a positive example, and I fell far short of this standard," he tweeted. "I apologize to my family, my fans, my teammates, the New York Giants, and the NFL. I made a poor decision that I sincerely regret, and, as always, take full responsibility for my actions."

Diehl was selected by the Giants in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft and became the second Big Blue rookie to start all 16 games. He was signed to a six-year, $31 million contract in 2008 and was elected to the 2010 Pro Bowl.

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