Cardinals WR Michael Floyd Arrested For DUI

Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd has been arrested on DUI charges (link via 98.7 FM). The Scottsdale Police Department says Floyd was found asleep at the wheel of his car while it was running at 2:48 a.m. Monday morning. At that point, he was arrested on two counts of DUI and one count of “obstructing a roadway and failure to obey a police officer.” Michael Floyd

This marks the second time that Floyd has been arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence. In 2011, he earned a suspension at Notre Dame for a DUI. He was said to be driving at nearly twice the legal BAC limit. He also had other alcohol-fueled incidents while in college.

So far this year, Floyd has 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns. Once regarded as the heir apparent to Larry Fitzgerald in Arizona, Floyd’s up-and-down play has put his future with the team in question. Today’s news could further impact the pending free agent’s chances of remaining with the Cardinals.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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8 comments on “Cardinals WR Michael Floyd Arrested For DUI

  1. Vedder80

    Why have we made a culture where this is news? I don’t ever see headlines like “McDonalds night shift assistant manager arrested on suspicion of DWI” and I certainly don’t ever see calls for them to never be able to work again.

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    • stryk3istrukuout

      The highest sports leagues have standards that are to be met. While I don’t know if I outright view being intoxicated in a running car the same as driving drunk, the principle is the same and this isn’t his first time (though I can’t say I’ve never driven while impaired). It reflects poorly on the team and league and can potentially put others at risk if alcoholism is involved as fast-paced as the game is. Regardless, many states have the “at-will” notion in which you can be fired for numerous reasons apart from discrimination. The difference is, barring office chatter, a boss at a typical job is not in position to find out your DUI. Kind of hard to feel sorry for someone who is making 7 million this year.

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    • DarkGhost

      Asking why this is news is a completely stupid. He’s a multi millionaire celebrity that millions of people know. That’s like asking why is it news when Kanye west goes to the hospital.

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    • resx18

      These millionaire sports players that drink and drive should be suspended for a year. They can’t afford Uber or a personal driver? There is just no excuse for this. If they want to go out and drink that’s fine.. but don’t drive for crying out loud.

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      • Vedder80

        Which is why is it is against the law. But why should that impact their employment in any way? It is wholly unrelated.

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        • dmart

          The same reason it would impact someone who is entering the draft. It raises concerns about your character

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        • DarkGhost

          Because it’s a felony. Many of not most companies won’t hire employees with a felony. It’s calls your character and decision making into question. As well as depending on the crime our just not a good human

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  2. BigGrumpki

    Quick..blame it on the Cops!!

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