Michael Floyd Likely To Face 2017 Suspension

Wide receiver Michael Floyd, whom the Patriots claimed off waivers from the Cardinals last week, is expected to a face a league suspension in 2017 as a result of his recent DUI arrest, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. The length of Floyd’s ban will likely be determined by the results of his blood alcohol contest — although Floyd refused a breathalyzer at the scene, he did later undergo blood work.Michael Floyd

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The state of Arizona has strict DUI laws, according to Schefter, leading some observers to believe that Floyd could be facing jail time in addition to league-imposed discipline. Either way, the news certainly isn’t positive for Floyd, who is scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency next spring after a three-game (plus postseason) audition with New England. Floyd has had trouble with alcohol in the past, as he was also arrested for DUI during his time at Notre Dame.

Floyd, who’s posted 33 receptions for 446 yards and four touchdowns so far this season, will be inactive for New England’s game against the Broncos later today.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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9 comments on “Michael Floyd Likely To Face 2017 Suspension

  1. Gimmedrugs

    Just in time for the pats to have used him up huh? Players who do this stuff should be sat down with pay until it is resolved and if they’re found in violation they’ll have time served under suspension. The law requires due process but the rules of a private organization don’t prohibit more stringent standards from being upheld. This is textbook NFL

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  2. natesp4

    As a Pats fan I’m not thrilled with the decision to bring him in. I get it’s within the rules but I don’t like using crimes players commit to your advantage. It’s just a little shady.

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    • Everything about the Pats is shady. Have you been living under a rock?

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      • John Murray

        Blah blah blah. Thanks for the jealousy moment.

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  3. crazysull

    I believe that the Pats will get a compensation pick if he walks so I think that is why they got him, I do not see the Pats bringing him back unless something crazy happens. Receiver isn’t one of the pats biggest needs this offseason, I say they go either linebacker or D-line in the first round of the draft the only other place they could go is O-line but they have guys coming back that have been with injuries this whole year and Bill has had great luck finding hidden gems of o-linemen in the later rounds and undrafted free agents.

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  4. funny

    Patriots get the benefit of Floyd in the playoffs, compensatory pick when he leaves in free agency and now the next team will be the one who has to endure the suspension time. Doubt this outcome would have happened this way if some other team had claimed him. Suspension would have happened immediately, not next season.

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  5. bobcavic

    Signing with the Pats solidified a suspension for Floyd. *wink*

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  6. bobcavic

    I should rephrase – the Pats picking him up solidified a suspension for Floyd.

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  7. funny

    Point is, he won’t be suspended while a member of the Patriots. They will get all of the benefits and then the next team will have to deal with the suspension

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