NY Giant David Diehl Pleads Guilty to DUI

By Liam Delaney 02/12/13

The two-time Super Bowl champ faces consequences for last year's drunk driving arrest.

New York Giants lineman David Diehl pleaded guilty to driving while under the influence, after was arrested last June for crashing his BMW into four parked cars outside a bar in Queens. The two-time Super Bowl champ, 32, faces six months probation and will have to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet for 90 days. He will also continue his participation in the NFL's substance abuse program and must pay up to $1,200 in damages. After his arrest last year, he apologized for his actions on Twitter. "I've worked hard during my career to set a positive example, and I fell far short of that standard," he wrote. "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."  DUIs are the most common criminal offense among pro footballers: 175 NFL players have been arrested since January 2000 on suspicion of driving under the influence. Late last year, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was accused of killing teammate Jerry Brown in a drunk driving accident, making him the 18th NFL player suspected of DUI in 2012, nearly trip the number from 2011.

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