New York Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue had a run in with the law in February when, after drinking to a level to be well over the legal limit of alcohol to drive, he went the wrong way in Lincoln Tunnel. This was also his second DUI in less than a year. However, where many people at that point might have been just simply thrown in a cell for a while or given a few thousand hours of community service, Donahue was given the opportunity to go through rehab in New Jersey.

And, just as most of us already know, he found that rehab is a wonderful way to address and remedy alcohol and drug abuse and referred to the experience as “enlightening.” Likewise, he went into rehab being fully open to the idea of becoming sober, which translated to a very successful 30-day inpatient rehab experience.

 

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Dylan Donahue feels fortunate to have a second chance.

At football. And, most of all, at life.

The New York Jets linebacker knew he needed to make some major changes this offseason after making a decision that nearly cost him everything.

The 25-year-old Donahue was arrested and charged with drunken driving early on Feb. 26 after police say he drove the wrong way in the Lincoln Tunnel in New Jersey and collided with a jitney bus, injuring four people.

“I’m a firm believer in God,” Donahue said after practice Tuesday. “I was born and raised Christian and I believe that He saved me and the other people that were involved.” Click Here to Continue Reading

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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