Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue recently checked himself into a treatment facility after being arrested for driving under the influence for the second time in less than a year.
The 25-year-old Donahue was arrested and charged with drunken driving early on Feb. 26 after police said he drove the wrong way in the Lincoln Tunnel in New Jersey and collided with a jitney bus, injuring four people. He is due in court in Weehawken, New Jersey, on April 11.
Bettcher’s defense in 2017 finished sixth in yards allowed, 19th in scoring and tied for 17th in sacks. The Giants were 31st, tied for 27th and tied for 29th, respectively, in those three categories hence the need for some defensive reconstruction.
Martin said his new teammates have not yet reached out to him but he is anticipating hearing from them. He did receive a big hug from Bettcher the other day when arriving to sign his contract.
Oh man, he’s a great guy,Martin said of the Giants’ new defensive coordinator. He’s a real family man. I was real excited to get back with him. Before I knew we were going to dinner, I was going to go to his house and have dinner with him and his family, and he’s just a genuine person and I can tell he really cares, not just about Kareem Martin the football player, but about me as a person and my family, and that also helps making this decision on coming here.
The plan is to add as many versatile players as possible, as Bettcher demands versatility. Martin broke into the starting lineup for the first time last season and has 51 tackles, 4.5 sacks and one interception in his career.
Obviously the familiarity with the system will be huge for him, and I’m just very excited,Gettleman said. Watching him on film, I think he’s got the ability to continue to improve. He’s 6-4, he’s 260, he runs a 4.75 [-second 40-yard dash], and Bettch had him covering tight ends down the field. He’s running down the seam with these guys. We’re excited to have him.
Shortly after the incident, Donahue voluntarily entered rehab.
Dylan recognizes the seriousness of these issues and has voluntarily taken some important initial steps to deal with them,Donahue’s agent Gary Uberstine wrote in an emailed statement to The Associated Press. He is committed to this process of self-improvement, appreciates people respecting his privacy as he works to get healthy, and will address this matter publicly at an appropriate time.