The Minnesota Vikings will be without their recently acquired wide receiver Michael Floyd for a few games at the start of the regular season.
According to Field Yates of ESPN, Floyd has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season. The suspension comes from Floyd’s 2016 DUI arrest.
Last December, Floyd was arrested for extreme DUI in Scottsdale Arizona. At the time he was playing for the Arizona Cardinals, where he spent the first five seasons of his career. His blood alcohol level was 0.217 when he was arrested. He was then sentenced to 24 days in jail, and 96 days of house arrest. After serving jail time, Floyd violated his house arrest terms during an alcohol test where his blood level was 0.055. He blames the failed test on kombucha tea, which he drank and maintains being unaware that it contained alcohol. On whether or not Floyd was telling the truth Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said, “If I find out you’re lying to me, I’m going to cut you [from the team].”
Floyd is eligible to participate in the team’s preseason practices and games, and he can return to the active roster on Oct 2.