Former Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd pleads guilty to extreme DUI, faces jail time

Posted at 11:51 AM, Feb 17, 2017

Former Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd has pleaded guilty to extreme DUI stemming from an incident that took place in Scottsdale in December, according to court documents.

Floyd, 27, was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle and arrested on suspicion of extreme DUI in Scottsdale on Dec. 12. On Thursday, he pleaded guilty to one count of extreme DUI with a blood alcohol content greater than .20. Floyd's BAC at the time of his arrest was .217, nearly three times the legal limit in Arizona. Six other charges against Floyd were dropped.

A source told ABC15's Jason Snavely that Floyd will serve 24 days in Maricopa County jail; he began to serve that sentence Thursday. Floyd will spend the first 48 hours of his sentence in jail and serve the remaining 22 days on work release -- 12 hours in jail and 12 hours out of jail each day, with the exception of Sunday, during which he will serve the entire day in jail.

After those 24 days are served, Floyd will spend 96 days under house arrest.

Floyd also owes $5,115.99 in fines and legal fees.

This was Floyd's second extreme DUI arrest; he was arrested for DUI while attending Notre Dame in 2011, as he had a BAC of .19.

Floyd was released by the Cardinals days after his arrest. He was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots and went on to win a Super Bowl championship with the team, although he was inactive for the game itself.

After the game, Floyd took to Twitter to call out fans upset that he won a Super Bowl ring.