New York Giants offensive tackle David Diehl is said to be "very remorseful" about his arrest for DWI over the weekend. Diehl did issue an apology via his Twitter account.
I've worked hard during my career to set a positive example, and yesterday I fell far short of this standard.— Dave Diehl (@davediehl66) June 11, 2012
I apologize to my family, my fans, my teammates, the New York Giants, and the NFL.— Dave Diehl (@davediehl66) June 11, 2012
I made a poor decision that I sincerely regret, and, as always, take full responsibility for my actions.— Dave Diehl (@davediehl66) June 11, 2012
Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily reported today that Diehl is likely to face a fine, but not a suspension.
Interestingly, Pro Football Talk today said that the NFL has been trying for years to increase penalties for players arrested for driving drunk. PFT says it has been told the players union has been resistant.
As far as the Diehl incident, this is the first trouble Diehl has been in throughout his career. Obviously, it is no joke. Let's hope, though, that it was an isolated incident.