Michael Floyd suspended four games in connection to 2016 Scottsdale DUI

Posted at 1:49 PM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-15 07:51:55-04

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd has been suspended for four games in connection to his 2016 DUI arrest in Scottsdale.

The Vikings announced Friday that Floyd would miss the first four games of the upcoming season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

The former Arizona Cardinals receiver pled guilty to extreme DUI earlier this year after he was found asleep at the wheel at a Scottsdale intersection in December. Body camera video from police showed Floyd confused and unable to tell officers where he was.

Floyd was ordered not to drink alcohol as part of his house arrest after serving just six hours at a Maricopa County jail. Floyd, however, tested positive for alcohol while on house arrest. Floyd told authorities he had drank Kombucha tea, which he hadn’t realized contained alcohol.

The Cardinals selected Floyd with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and went on to record 3,739 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns with the team. He was inactive for the Patriots' Super Bowl and AFC Championship Game victories.