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ARTICLES ABOUT THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS ARE POSTED DAILY AND
UPDATES ARE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. GENERAL SPORTS NEWS LINKS ARE
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<font size="4"><u>NEWARK STAR LEDGER</u></font>
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DAVID DIEHL OFFICIALLY CHARGED WITH DUI (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/06/giants_david_diehl_officially.html)

"Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants) offensive tackle David Diehl
has officially been charged with two counts of driving under the influence of
alcohol, the Queens district attorney's office said in a press release
today.


According to the criminal complaint, Diehl was observed at approximately 8:20
p.m. on Sunday in the vicinity of 31-31 35th Street in Astoria by an officer
responding to the scene of an accident involving his 2011 BMW. The responding
officer reported Diehl admitted he'd been driving the car, which had damage on
the right front side of the vehicle, and that Diehl appeared to have "a strong
odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and to
be unsteady on his feet."</p>


The report indicates a breathalyzer exam revealed an alcohol level of .182,
which is more than double the legal limit of .08. The officer also stated Diehl
said he was at a bar watching Croatia's victory over Ireland in Euro 2012 on
Sunday afternoon.</p>


"Luckily, no one was injured," Queens district attorney Richard A. Brown said
in the press release. "Drinking and driving is never a good idea – and can often
have serious consequences."</p>


Diehl was arraigned today before Queens Criminal Court judge Lenora Gerald
and released. He faces up to one year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine if convicted
and his driver’s license is suspended in New York pending prosecution.</p>


Diehl is expected to participate in the team's mandatory minicamp, which runs
from Tuesday through Thursday. His next court date is scheduled for July 26,
which is the date players are to report to Albany for the start of training
camp.</p>


It's unclear at this point what the ramifications will be for Diehl as far as
a possible suspension or fine from the NFL. Those details will become clearer as
the situation unfolds. Former Giants lineman Kareem McKenzie and one-time Jets
wide receiver Braylon Edwards are among those who avoided suspensions for DUIs
in part because they were first-time offenders.</p>


Diehl's agent, Peter Schaffer, <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/06/giants_david_diehl_arrested_on.html">staunchly
defended his client's character</a> on Sunday night. Today, punter Steve
Weatherford did the same on Twitter.</p>


"Everyone has made a mistake," Weatherford wrote. "Dave Diehl has been a
Giant for 10 years, and been role model longer than that. <a href="https://twitter.com/Weatherford5/status/212203710338711552">He has my full
support</a>."</p>
GIANTS' DAVID DIEHL ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DWI IN QUEENS, REPORTS SAY (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/06/giants_david_diehl_arrested_on.html)

"Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants) offensive lineman David Diehl
has been arrested in Queens on suspicion of DWI, according to reports by several
outlets, including WNBC, which was <a href="https://twitter.com/shimon4ny/status/212002724680708097">first to report
the news</a>.


NFL.com's Matt Engelberg tweeted police told him Diehl <a href="https://twitter.com/mattengelberg/status/212012797029134336">"hit a couple
of parked cars."</a> WNBC's Shimon Procupecz says <a href="https://twitter.com/shimon4ny/status/212023392256262145">Diehl failed a
breathalyzer test</a>, had a <a href="https://twitter.com/shimon4ny/status/212029670101762048">blood-alcohol
level of .18</a> (the legal limit is .08) and will face a judge on Monday
morning.</p>


An NYPD spokesman would not confirm the arrest or provide any information on
the incident when contacted by The Star-Ledger.</p>


The Giants did not have any immediate comment. Diehl's agent, Peter Schaffer,
did not address the situation but strongly supported his client.</p>


"I am honored to represent David Diehl," Schaffer said in a brief statement,
"one of, if not the classiest, most humble New York Giants ever."</p>


Diehl tweeted earlier in the day <a href="https://twitter.com/davediehl66/status/211877107956072448">he was
attending a charity golf outing in Westchester</a> to benefit a young boy named
Alex whom he wrote was told as a toddler he'd be a quadriplegic and wouldn't
walk. Diehl said Alex took 100 steps on his own at today's event.</p>


Diehl, who is proud of his Croatian heritage, also tweeted about the
country's soccer team's 3-1 victory over Ireland in Euro 2012 this
afternoon.</p>


This is the first alleged legal issue for Diehl in his tenure with the
Giants. Since being drafted in the fifth round in 2003, he's been lauded as an
unselfish player and a solid citizen. This year, he received the Wellington Mara
Award at the Boys Hope Girls Hope of New York annual Vision of Hope awards
dinner.</p>


In 2008, Diehl's former linemate Kareem McKenzie was arrested for DUI a few
days before a game against the Baltimore Ravens. Like Diehl, McKenzie did not
have any previous issues, so he was not suspended by the league or the
Giants.</p>


McKenzie then <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2010/09/giants_ot_kareem_mckenzie_voca.html">became
a mentor for younger players</a> about the dangers of driving drunk.</p>


“By virtue of what other profession do you have what you do, whether it be
going out to dinner and who you go out to dinner with, as front page news?”
McKenzie said shortly after the Jets' Braylon Edwards' arrest. “Where else does
that happen? It doesn’t. It’s not a problem that’s endemic of just the National
Football League; it’s endemic of our country as a whole. It happens far too
much.”</p>http://www.nj.com/giants/

</div></div><u><font size="4">NY DAILY NEWS</font></u><div>
GIANTS' DAVID DIEHL RELEASED AFTER BEING ARRAIGNED ON DUI CHARGE (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/giants-lineman-david-diehl-released-arraignment-drunk-driving-charge-article-1.1093555)

"New York Giants star David Diehl (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/David+Diehl) was charged
with drunk driving Monday after sideswiping parked cars with his BMW while
leaving an Astoria, Queens, bar Sunday.<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


He entered no plea at his arraignment and his case was adjourned until July
26 — the same day the Giants are scheduled to begin training camp in Albany.</p>


The judge suspended his driver’s license until then.</p>


Diehl did not speak to reporters as he left the Queens courthouse.</p>


He was escorted by court officers to a waiting late model black BMW sedan
with New Jersey plates. He got into the back seat and the car took off.</p>


Cops say he blew a .182 on the Breathalyzer — more than twice the state
blood-alcohol limit of .08 percent.</p>


No one was hurt when Big Blue’s stalwart offensive lineman drove down 36th
St., scraping paint and denting bumpers with his black 2011 BWM as he went.</p>


One witness said he was found passed out at the wheel, but police did not
immediately confirm that.</p>


A police source said Diehl told arriving cops he was pulling out of a parking
spot just as another car across the street was also pulling out. Police said he
smelled of booze, had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.</p>


The 6-foot-5, 304-pound quarterback-protector, who lives in West Orange,
N.J., was alone behind the wheel. He was arrested at the scene.</p>


Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Diehl admitted he had been at a
bar watching the Croatia game.</p>


“Drinking and driving is never a good idea — and can often have serious
consequences,” Brown said. “Luckily, no one was injured.”</p>


Diehl faces up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.</p>


Giants punter Steve Weatherford came to Diehl’s defense on
Twitter.
</p>"Everyone has made a mistake,” he said. “Dave Diehl has been a Giant for 10
years, and been role model longer than that. He has my full support."<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


Diehl has been a fixture on Big Blue’s offensive line since he was drafted
out of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fifth round of the
2003 NFL draft.</p>


He 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.</p>


Diehl, who made the Pro Bowl in 2009, has two years remaining on a six-year,
$31 million contract he signed in 2008.</p>


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.</p>


The incident, as a matter of procedure, would be reviewed by the NFL
commissioner’s office. Since this appears to be his first offense of any kind, a
suspension is unlikely.</p>


Diehl is also known as a Giant with a big heart for kids. Just last week he
attended the Samsung Hope for Children gala in Manhattan, an annual fund-raiser
for several charitable groups, including the Boomer Esiason Foundation.</p>


Earlier on Sunday, Diehl tweeted that he was at a charity golf tournament in
Westchester for a boy named Alex, who was born a quadriplegic.</p>


“Today I watched him walk 100 steps on his own,” Diehl tweeted about Alex.
“When you think things are tough or impossible, think of Alex.”</p></div>DAVID DIEHL, GIANTS' OFFENSIVE LINEMAN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DRUNKEN DRIVING AFTER CRASHING HIS RIDE INTO MULTIPLE CARS: COPS (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/david-diehl-offensive-line-star-ny-giants-busted-smashing-ride-multiple-parked-cars-article-1.1093248)
</div>
"New York Giants star David Diehl (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/David+Diehl) was busted
on suspicion of drunken driving Sunday after he crashed his luxury ride into
multiple parked cars in Queens, cops said.
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Big Blue’s stalwart 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. No one was injured in the smash-up.

“The
officers suspected he was intoxicated,” a police source said.

Diehl was
taken to a police station, where he failed a Breathalyzer test, registering a
.18, several drinks above the legal limit of .08, another cop source
said.

Formal charges were pending early Monday morning.

Prior to
the crash, a fan posted a photo (below) of Diehl, who has boasted of his
Croatian heritage, wearing the Croatian soccer team’s red-and-white checkered
jersey."
</p></div>“Gooooooaaaaalllll!!!!!"
Diehl tweeted twice, and then fired off another tweet in celebration of the
win.
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The tweeter who posted the pic of a ruddy-faced Diehl said he was
celebrating at Scorpio Cafe &amp; Bar in Astoria, which is a mere five blocks
from the crash site at Broadway and 31st St. One of Diehl’s pals had earlier
given him a Twitter shout-out, telling the soccer-loving football stud to have
fun at Scorpio. Police confirmed he was hanging out at a local bar.

The
6-foot-5, 304-pound quarterback-protector was driving alone. He was arrested at
the scene.

The Giants had no immediate comment. Diehl’s agent, Peter
Schaffer, declined to comment on the player’s arrest, but called Diehl “one of,
if not the classiest, most humble ... New York Giants ever.”

Diehl has
been a fixture on the G-men’s offensive line since he was drafted out of the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL
draft.

He 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.

Diehl, who made the Pro Bowl in 2009,
has two years remaining on a six-year, $31 million contract he signed in
2008.

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.

The incident, as a matter of procedure, would be reviewed
by the NFL Commissioner’s office. Since this appears to be his first offense of
any kind, a suspension is unlikely.

Diehl is also known as a Giant with a
big heart for kids. Just last week he attended the Samsung Hope for Children
gala in Manhattan, an annual fund-raiser for several charitable groups,
including the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

Earlier on Sunday, Diehl tweeted
that he was at a charity golf tournament in Westchester for a boy named Alex,
who was born a quadriplegic.

“Today I watched him walk 100 steps on his
own,” Diehl tweeted about Alex. “When you think things are tough or impossible,
think of Alex.”

</div><a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants">http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants
</a></div><div>
</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>
<div><div><u><font size="4">NY POST</font></u>
<div><div><div><div><div><div><div>
GIANTS' DAVID DIEHL RELEASED FOLLOWING ARRAIGNMENT, DRIVING PRIVILEGES SUSPENDED IN NEW YORK (http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/giants_tackle_diehl_released_after_ry9tx6bJFl2h0zO 785SbxL)

"
<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


A judge released Giants starting left tackle David Diehl from custody today,
after he spent the night locked up for allegedly being under the influence and
smashing into parked cars.</p>


Diehl was busted for DWI in Queens last night, with his blood-alcohol level
allegedly at .18, more than twice the legal limit, authorities said.</p>


The Big Blue lineman, a member of the Giants’ past two Super Bowl teams, told
cops he was pulling out of a street parking spot when he was hit by another car,
prosecutors said.</p>


But law enforcement sources alleged that Diehl, 31, drove his black BMW into
two vehicles on 35th Avenue near 31st Street in Astoria at around 8:20 p.m.</p>


Diehl was released on his own recognizance.</p>


The judge ordered Diehl’s driving privileges suspended in New York state. His
driver’s license is from New Jersey.</p>


He jumped into back of a black BMW and made no comment as he left
court."
</p></div>A Giants spokesman said he was not aware of the arrest until informed by a
Post reporter.<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


Diehl’s agent, Peter Schaffer, would say only that the offensive lineman is
“one of . . . the classiest, most humblest New York Giants ever.”</p>


Diehl, who has been with the team since being drafted in 2003, won the
Wellington Mara NFL Man of the Year Award on May 22 at the annual Boys Hope
Girls Hope Dinner at The Pierre hotel.</p>


He also Tweeted earlier yesterday said that he was at a charity golf
tournament at the Westchester Country Club.</p>
</div><a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/diehl_ly_dumb_move_giants_tackle_vCmYiIrZ7pXLl3XOi 5m6FO">GIANTS' TACKLE BUSTED FOR DWI WITH .18 BLOOD-ALCOHOL LEVEL: POLICE

</a>
"Giants starting left tackle David Diehl was busted for DWI in Queens last
night — with his blood-alcohol level allegedly more than twice the legal limit —
after smashing into parked cars, police sources said.<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


Diehl, 31, a member of both of Big Blue’s recent Super Bowl teams, was
driving his black BMW when he struck two vehicles on 35th Avenue near 31st
Street in Astoria at around 8:20 p.m., the sources said.</p>


Diehl, who had been celebrating a few blocks away at Scorpio’s on Broadway
while watching a soccer match, allegedly blew a .18 on the Breathalyzer. The
legal limit is .08. He was not hurt, and was being held at the 114th Precinct
station house early today.</p>


Diehl, whose relatives hail from Croatia, was watching Croatia defeat
Ireland, 3-1, in the European Championships.</p>


Diehl enthusiastically Tweeted (https://twitter.com/#%21/davediehl66) “Goooooaaaaaallllllllllllllll!!!!!”
twice during the afternoon contest.
</p>A Giants spokesman said he was not aware of the arrest until informed by a
Post reporter.<div style="BORDER-BOTTOM: medium none; TEXT-ALIGN: left; BORDER-LEFT: medium none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffffff; COLOR: #000000; OVERFLOW: hidden; BORDER-TOP: medium none; BORDER-RIGHT: medium none; TEXT-DECORATION: none">


Diehl’s agent, Peter Schaffer, would say only that the offensive lineman is
“one of . . . the classiest, most humblest New York Giants ever.”</p>


Diehl, who has been with the team since being drafted in 2003, won the
Wellington Mara NFL Man of the Year Award on May 22 at the annual Boys Hope
Girls Hope Dinner at The Pierre hotel.</p>


He also Tweeted earlier yesterday said that he was at a charity golf
tournament at the Westchester Country Club."
</p></div>http://www.nypost.com/sports/giants
</div></div>
</div></div></div></div></div></div><u><font size="4">THE BERGEN RECORD</font></u>

REPORT: GIANTS' DAVID DIEHL ARRESTED (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/158395205_Report__Diehl_arrested.html)

"Giants offensive lineman David Diehl reportedly was arrested Sunday night for
driving while intoxicated after allegedly hitting two parked cars in Queens,
N.Y.


Diehl was taken into custody and being held at the borough's 114th precinct,
WNBC-TV reported.</p>


The report also cited police sources stating Diehl had been watching a soccer
game in a neighborhood bar.</p>


The 2010 Pro Bowler is set to begin his 10th season in the NFL after being
selected by the Giants in the fifth round of the 2003 draft.</p>


He is expected to start at right tackle this season after spending time last
year at left guard and left tackle, where he played in the Giants' Super Bowl
XLVI victory over the Patriots."</p>http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/
<div><div><div><div><div><div><div>
<u><font size="4">WALL STREET JOURNAL</font></u>

http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-sports-nfl.html

<u><font size="4">THE NEW YORK TIMES</font></u>

<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html">http://www.nytimes.com/pages/sports/football/index.html
</a>
<u><font size="4">GIANTS 101</font></u>
</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>

GIANTS' HAKEEM NICKS STAYING POSITIVE DESPITE INJURY (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/11/new-york-giants-hakeem-nicks-staying-positive-despite-injury/)

"It's easy for an athlete to get down on themselves after experiencing a
significant injury, but for New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants wide receiver <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Hakeem Nicks" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/hakeem-nicks/" rel="tag nofollow">Hakeem
Nicks</a>, that's not the case. Only a few short weeks removed from fracturing the 5th metatarsal (http://www.giants101.com/2012/05/24/new-york-giants-hakeem-nicks-fractures-5th-metatarsal-out-12-weeks/) of his right foot, Nicks is
already anxiously looking ahead (http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/nicks_lauds_tom_deal_nNFOVKyXXO0lgIvzmGYo3O) to his return to the field.
<blockquote>


“I don’t look at [the injury] in a negative light,” Nicks said. “I look
forward to it as a positive and that I’ll be able to go back out there and do
the things that I do.”</p></blockquote>


Nicks has long referred to himself as a "fast healer" and at one point even
suggested he'd be back in time for training camp (http://www.giants101.com/2012/05/29/new-york-giants-hakeem-nicks-says-hell-return-by-training-camp/), but thus far, his rehab is
right on schedule – the 12 weeks schedule which sets him up for a return in
mid-August.</p>
<blockquote>


“[The rehab] is going real good,” he said. “It’s only been two weeks, so I’ve
been taking it slow, icing it, keeping the swelling down. I feel like everything
has been going the way we planned, the way we would like things to be
going.”</p></blockquote>


So long as he doesn't experience any setbacks, Nicks will almost certainly be
ready to play in week one as Big Blue opens the season against their NFC East
division rival Dallas Cowboys. However, it also only gives the fourth-year
wideout from North Carolina about two and half weeks to prepare for the
season.</p>


Over the previous three seasons, Nicks has never played in all 16 games. He
missed two games in 2009, three games in 2010 and one game in 2011, leading some
to call him "injury prone."</p>GIANTS' YOUNGSTERS SHARE THEIR PRAISE OF HEAD COACH TOM COUGHLIN (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/10/new-york-giants-youngsters-share-their-praise-of-head-coach-tom-coughlin/)

"<a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with New York Giants" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/" rel="tag nofollow">New York
Giants</a> head coach <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Tom Coughlin" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/tom-coughlin/" rel="tag nofollow">Tom
Coughlin</a> has gone from an intolerable disciplinarian who no one wanted to
play for to a two-time Super Bowl champion beloved by all those around him. As a
result of the personal transformation and success on the field, Big Blue
recently rewarded him with a contract extension (http://www.giants101.com/2012/06/06/new-york-giants-tom-coughlin-agree-to-contract-extension-through-2014/) through 2014 … and his
players couldn't be happier.

<p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center">http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj298/hcstars/033_33.jpg (http://photobucket.com/images/tom%20coughlin)</p>
<blockquote>


“[Coach Coughlin] has taught me how to be a pro, how to be valuable to the
team. He demonstrates great character, which rubs off on the players," wide
receiver <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Hakeem Nicks" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/hakeem-nicks/" rel="tag nofollow">Hakeem
Nicks</a> said. “I definitely [consider him a top coach in the NFL (http://www.giants101.com/tag/nfl/)]. A good
team needs to have a head coach who knows what he’s doing.”</p></blockquote>


It's not just the veterans that are heaping praise on their coach, it's some
of the rookies as well. And with only a small sample size thus far, it's very
telling about the leader and man Coach Coughlin has become.</p>
<blockquote>


“He treats you like man. He expects you to respond like a man and carry
yourself in the proper manner. Everything is team-oriented and it’s focused on
the main goal of winning and not being selfish. It’s always about the team,"
safety <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Jojo Nicolas" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/jojo-nicolas/" rel="tag nofollow">Jojo
Nicolas</a> said.</p></blockquote>


The coaching style and interaction isn't the only thing that separates
Coughlin from the rest; it's the love he has for his job. At 66-years-old, he's
the oldest coach in the league, but you'd never know it when he's out on the
field doing his thing. That sort of passion for the games rubs off on his
players as well.</p>
<blockquote>


“He’s 66, but he seems like he’s 26 to me, walking around out there excited
and stuff," safety <a class="st_tag internal_tag" title="Posts tagged with Janzen Jackson" href="http://www.giants101.com/tag/janzen-jackson/" rel="tag nofollow">Janzen
Jackson</a>.</p></blockquote>


The season is still months away, but already the team is having fun and
enjoying themselves. They're looking ahead and are anxious to repeat as Super
Bowl champions, and that sort of desire and determination spreads from the top
down."</p>http://www.giants101.com/

<u><font size="4">BIG BLUE VIEW</font></u><span id="entry_flag_counts_2011/12/23/2655531/friday-five-with-pat-traina-jets-giants-edition" class="flag-counts"><span class="light"></span> </span><span id="entry_flag_links_2011/12/23/2655531/friday-five-with-pat-traina-jets-giants-edition"></span>

NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: MINI-CAMP MONDAY EDITION (http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/6/11/3076967/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-mini-camp-monday-edition)

Excerpt: "Good morning fellow Giants fans. It's Monday, and tomorrow begins a three-day
mini-camp for the team. It sure feels like they have had a lot of workouts, and
that's because they have. But pretty soon, it's going to get awful quiet before
training camp begins. Still, the Giants are defending champs, so there is much
work to be done, and a lot of preparation for the defense of the title. There
also are more PR opportunities, and obligations/honors such as visiting the
White House on Friday. Meanwhile, let's see what else is going on....." Read more...

http://www.bigblueview.com/section/news



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REPORT: GIANTS' OFFENSIVE LINEMAN DAVID DIEHL ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DWI (http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/4556)

"New York Giants offensive tackle David Diehl was reportedly
arrested Sunday night in Queens on suspicion of DWI. <span id="more-4556"></span>


Details of Diehl’s arrest, which was first reported by WNBC (https://twitter.com/shimon4ny/status/212002724680708097), were still developing, but
one report alleges that the offensive lineman hit a couple of parked cars before
being taken into police custody.</p>


Diehl, who was being held at the 114th precinct, reportedly failed failed a breathalyzer test (https://twitter.com/shimon4ny/status/212023392256262145) and will face a
judge on Monday morning."</p>http://www.insidefootball.com/



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<u><font size="4">ESPN.COM</font></u>

GIANTS' DAVID DIEHL ARRESTED FOR DWI (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8036014/new-york-giants-offensive-lineman-david-diehl-arrested-dwi-queens)

"City police say <a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants">New York
Giants</a> offensive lineman David Diehl (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/4618/david-diehl) has been charged with driving
while intoxicated.


Police say they got calls about a vehicle accident in Queens around 8:45 p.m.
Sunday.</p>


When they got there, they found a BMW had struck several parked cars along
35th Avenue.
</p>They say Diehl was behind the wheel. He was charged after a Breathalyzer test
allegedly showed he was above the legal limit.


Diehl was being held in the 114th precinct in Queens, according to WNBC-TV,
which first reported the arrest.
</p>


The New York Post reported Diehl, a member of both of the Giants' recent
Super Bowl-winning teams, struck vehicles on 35th Avenue near 31st Street in
Astoria.
</p>


There were no passengers and Diehl was not injured, according to the
newspaper.
</p>


Peter Schaffer, Diehl's agent, did not discuss the arrest when reached by
ESPNNewYork.com.
</p>


"I am honored to represent David Diehl," Schaffer wrote in an email. "One of,
if not the classiest, most humblest New York Giants ever."
</p>


Diehl, who won the Wellington Mara Man of the Year Award on May 22, tweeted
earlier Sunday that he was at Westchester Country Club to attend a charity
event.
</p>


Diehl, who is of Croatian descent, also tweeted Sunday about Croatia's 3-1
victory over Ireland in a European Championship game."</p>http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/nam (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants)e/nyg/new-york-giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants)



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NFLPA RUNNING NEW VERSINO OF "SAFE RIDES" PROGRAM (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/26859/NFLPA-running-new-version-of--Safe-Rides--program/Default.aspx)

PATRIOTS GIVE GRONKOSKI 6 YEARS, $54M (http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-sports-nfl.html)

REPORT: NFL DOESN'T HAVE "SAFE RIDE" PROGRAM ANY MORE (http://www.theredzone.org/BlogDescription/tabid/61/EntryId/26839/Report--NFL-doesn-t-have--Safe-Ride--program-any-more/Default.aspx)

NEW CBA MAKES SKIPPING MANDATORY MINI-CAMP MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/10/new-cba-makes-skipping-mandatory-minicamp-much-more-expensive/related/)</font></font>

nygsb42champs
06-11-2012, 02:07 PM
Thanks for the news RF. The news about Diehl is a total shock.

RoanokeFan
06-11-2012, 03:55 PM
Thanks for the news RF. The news about Diehl is a total shock.

Indeed. A very stupid mistake on his part. Fortunately, no one was injured.

NYGRealityCheck
06-11-2012, 05:16 PM
Come on David!

He should have known better. I guess he couldn't help in celebrating Croatia's victory over Ireland in Euro 2012, which will be short-lived once Italy and Spain knock em out.

Also, Victor Cruz was at the Puerto Rican Parade on Sunday.

BigBlue1971
06-11-2012, 10:14 PM
thanks Roanoke! [B]</P>


whats Diehl thinking about?? he'd be the last one id think of this!!</P>


he is lucky no one was hurt!!</P>

fourth&forever
06-11-2012, 10:58 PM
thanks Roanoke

RoanokeFan
06-12-2012, 06:12 AM
thanks Roanoke! [B]</p>


whats Diehl thinking about?? he'd be the last one id think of this!!</p>


he is lucky no one was hurt!!</p>

He clearly wasn't thinking is the point. Hopefully a lesson learned.

RoanokeFan
06-12-2012, 06:12 AM
thanks Roanoke

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