Two days after being invited to the White House in celebration of their recent Super Bowl victory, 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.
According to the New York Daily News, the Giants 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.
Police sources say that Diehl was intoxicated as his Breathalyzer test registered a .18, several drinks above the legal limit of .08.
Prior to the crash, a fan posted a photo of Diehl, who has boasted of his Croatian heritage, wearing the Croatian soccer team’s red-and-white checkered jersey.
“Gooooooaaaaalllll!!!!!" Diehl tweeted twice, and then fired off another tweet in celebration of the win.
The 6-foot-5, 304-pound quarterback-protector was driving alone when he was arrested at the scene.
Diehl started all 16 games as a rookie, and has started in every game he’s played in his nine NFL seasons. He’s proven to be one of the Giants’ most versatile and durable players, playing three different positions along the O-line and starting in 140 games.
A drunken driving arrest is a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy and its personal conduct policy, so Diehl could be facing a fine or a suspension.
Such a sad turn of events, meeting President Obama at the White House on Friday, then arrested for drinking and driving on Sunday. Hopefully Diehl gets it together before the start of the season!