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Michael Floyd turns himself in to Lower Buckeye Jail

Posted: 2:09 PM, Jun 26, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-27 14:38:09Z
Floyd expected to appear in Scottsdale court

Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd turned himself in to Maricopa County after being flagged for failed alcohol tests that are part of his monitoring for house arrest in Minnesota.

Floyd had a hearing at Scottsdale City Court Monday where he made his case regarding the failed breathalyzer tests and one he missed earlier this month.

Vikings officials say they encouraged Floyd to drink a fermented tea called kombucha he says was the reason he was flagged for drinking alcohol and violating terms of his house arrest.

Floyd pleaded guilty on Feb. 17 to extreme drunken driving. Police say they found Floyd passed out behind the wheel on Dec. 12.  He had a blood-alcohol level of 0.217, more than 2 1/2 times the legal limit in Arizona

Late Monday, Floyd turned himself in at the Lower Buckeye Jail, according to a spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. He will spend one day in jail and then will be released to serve the final five days of his house arrest sentence.