Things are not looking good for Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Floyd.
Source: Vikings WR Michael Floyd has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 14, 2017
He hasn’t had the best 2017 so far.
Floyd was arrested for “extreme DUI” in Arizona last December. He was sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 more days under house arrest.
On June 16, TMZ Sports reported that Floyd violated the terms of his house arrest and drank alcohol. Floyd claimed the reasoning behind the violation was kombucha tea that the Vikings organization encouraged their players to drink. He failed three self-administered breathalyzer tests.
Through all of the madness, the Vikings have backed Floyd. Vikings GM Rick Spielman released this statement on June 26.
When we signed Michael Floyd, we hoped he would show signs of improvement and we continue to expect that he shows progress and a professional attitude. We believe Michael will be a productive member of the Vikings organization, both on and off the field. Pursuant to the ruling of the Arizona Court earlier today, Michael will serve the remainder of his sentence and we expect him to be with the team at the start of training camp in Mankato when the players report on July 26.
If Floyd is lying about the tea causing his failed tests, he may find himself searching for a new team. Read what Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer told Floyd after he failed the tests.
I said, ‘If I find out you’re lying to me, I’m going to cut you.’