East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - New York Giants tackle David Diehl hasbeen charged with DWI after allegedly crashing into two parked cars in Queenson Sunday.
The offensive lineman apologized to family, fans and teammates on Twitter andthe Giants said they were aware of the situation.
The New York Post said Diehl spent the night at the 114th Precinct stationhouse after his blood-alcohol level registered twice the legal limit followingthe incident Sunday night in the Astoria neighborhood.
Sources told the paper Diehl had come from a bar several blocks away, where hehad been watching a Euro 2012 soccer match between Croatia and Ireland.
"I've worked hard during my career to set a positive example, and yesterday Ifell far short of this standard," the lineman wrote in a statement on Twitter.
"I apologize to my family, my fans, the New York Giants, and the NFL. I made apoor decision that I sincerely regret, and, as always, take fullresponsibility for my actions."
The Giants said they have not yet had a chance to discuss the incident withDiehl.
"Since it is an ongoing legal matter, we will refrain from comment at thistime, although we will say that David has been an outstanding representativeof this organization for the past 10 years, and nobody knows more than Daviddoes what is expected of our players both on and off the field," the Giantssaid.
Diehl has been a steady presence on the Giants offensive line since he wasdrafted in the fifth round in 2003. He has started all 16 games in eight ofhis nine NFL seasons and won two Super Bowls with the team.