Giants DE Awasom arrested

PHOENIX (Ticker) - New York Giants defensive end Adrian Awasom was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of drunken driving.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety confirmed the arrest, saying that Awasom’s 2008 Ford was pulled over at approximately 3:10 a.m. MST along Interstate 10.

Blood tests were not made immediately available, but Awasom was sent home by the Giants after being released from an Arizona State Police substation on Friday afternoon.

Awasom, 24, has been on the injured reserve since September 18 with a neck injury. The Cameroon native played in just two games this season.

After playing primarily on special teams with the Giants in 2005, Awasom appeared in 10 games as a defensive end last season, recording 12 tackles and one sack.


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Updated Friday, Feb 1, 2008