WR Michael Floyd reportedly violated terms of house arrest
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 17, 2017,
Jun 17, 2017, 1:37
TMZ says Floyd's reps blamed his breath tests - which registered in the.04 and.05 range - on his drinking Kombucha, a (very) low-alcohol fermented tea.
Floyd, who the Patriots let walk in free agency, was forbidden from alcohol while serving a house arrest term following his drunken driving incident that ultimately got him cut from the Arizona Cardinals. The 27-year-old is due back in court later this month, where he will have an opportunity to explain the failed tests.
The ruling is still in the air, and Floyd is scheduled for a court date on June 26th according to Scottsdale (Ariz.) City Court records.
The Vikings released a statement saying, "We are still gathering facts and will withhold any further comment at this time".
More bad news for wide receiver Michael Floyd.
The 27-year-old Floyd pleaded guilty on February 12 in Scottsdale, Arizona, to extreme drunken driving.
The house-arrest sentence was transferred from Arizona to Minnesota last month, allowing Floyd to participate in the Vikings' offseason program. Floyd could not have alcohol during his house arrest. After his release from the Cardinals, the New England Patriots signed him. But Floyd's tests came back with a BAC between.044 and.055, according to TMZ's report.
Floyd was arrested after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his auto in December 2016.
"Coach Zimmer and I are confident Michael Floyd has learned and grown from his past decisions", Vikings GM Rick Spielman said after the team signed Floyd. The whole thing is false.
After being cut by the Cardinals, the New England Patriots gave Floyd a second chance by claiming him off waivers on December 15.