New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl apologized yet again at a mini-camp in New Jersey for a weekend car crash in Queens that authorities say involved alcohol.
At the East Rutherford mini-camp, Diehl told reporters he cannot answer questions about the case. He said he is upset that attention is focused on him instead of the team and its training camp.
"If anybody understands the magnitude of the situation, it's me," said Diehl. "And like I said, I apologize to everybody out there that is sitting there, telling people or talking to people about my situation because this is the last thing that I'd want them to do."
"Feel for him that he has to go through this unfortunate... and we can all learn from what he's going through and just a reminder you can't flirt with drinking and driving," said Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
"It was a shock when I wake up in the morning and hear that but immediately I just had to text him and see if he was okay," said Giants guard Chris Snee. "That’s our concern. Dave’s been great for this team and a great friend to me. Immediately I just asked him if he was okay and if there was anything I could do. That’s all you can do."
Diehl was arrested Sunday night in Astoria, Queens after authorities say he struck several parked cars.
He is charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol.
"Every teammate of mine here, I have apologized to," Diehl said. "For a time that we’re sitting here playing football and going through mini camp, the last thing I want people to do is to have to talk on my behalf and explain a situation that occurred this weekend."
If convicted, Diehl faces up to a year in jail and/or a $1,000 fine. For now, his license has been suspended. He is do back in court on July 26.