In mid-May, wide receiver Michael Floyd signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings that could reportedly be worth as much $6 million if he is able to hit various incentives with the franchise. However, Floyd’s bigger concern at this point should be staying out of legal trouble and TMZ Sports reports that he may have failed to clear that bar.
Floyd was arrested on DUI charges in December and almost immediately cut from the Arizona Cardinals as a result. In the aftermath, Floyd has been ordered to stay away from alcohol completely while on house arrest and, according to TMZ, the talented player failed multiple alcohol-related tests. Since then, he was included on the Super Bowl winning New England Patriots before ultimately landing in Minnesota.
In his defense, Floyd has reportedly argued that the failed tests come as a result of drinking a fermented tea that includes very small traces of alcohol. Still, this is a very bad look for Michael Floyd and his current employer released the following statement.
The TMZ report indicates that Floyd is set to return to court on June 26 and, at that point, he could be in danger of being sent back to jail for breaking the terms of his house arrest. This is a developing story and should be treated as such but, regardless, it is very bad publicity for both player and team.