Vikings’ Michael Floyd Fails Alcohol Test

This could spell trouble for Michael Floyd. The Vikings wide receiver tested positive for alcohol during his house arrest this week, according to TMZ Sports. The violation of house arrest rules could result in jail time. Michael Floyd (vertical)

Floyd’s alcohol monitoring system flagged five events during June 11th and 12th. At least three of those events were characterized by a rep for the Scottsdale City Court as “high alcohol tests.” Per the terms of his deal, Floyd was forbidden from drinking any alcohol while confined to his home. Meanwhile, the wide receiver claims that the positive tests were caused by drinking Kombucha, a fermented tea with a very low percentage of alcohol.

Floyd petitioned the court to remove his alcohol-testing ankle bracelet because he said it would hinder him while training. The court obliged, but required that Floyd instead undergo random breath tests. Those breath tests unearthed his alleged alcohol consumption and, on top of that, Floyd apparently skipped one of the scheduled tests.

In 2016, Floyd was cuffed in Arizona for a “super extreme DUI,” leading to his release from the Cardinals. The receiver was quickly claimed by the Patriots, but New England made little effort to retain him. Despite all the baggage surrounding him, the Vikings signed him in May.

Floyd‘s one-year deal with the Vikings doesn’t contain any guaranteed money, meaning that Minnesota can part ways with the troubled receiver without any financial penalty.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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8 comments on “Vikings’ Michael Floyd Fails Alcohol Test

  1. connfyoozed

    What part of “don’t drink any alcohol” didn’t he understand? A tea with a very low percentage of alcohol still counts as drinking alcohol. Derp.

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    • TJECK109

      Just goes to show you how strong addictions can be. It’s easy for all of us to say don’t drink. I know I say man if I had all that money riding on me not drinking I wouldn’t drink but I’ve never been addicted to it. Let’s hope he ends up getting the help he needs which might include a stay behind bars. Addiction is no excuse but it’s easy for everyone else to be baffled by him without knowing how strong addictions can be

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  2. ClancyJ

    Decker is a free agent. Dump him and bring him in.

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  3. LA Sam

    I just wish I hadn’t drank all that cough syrup…

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  4. Birdman1182

    writing was on the wall when NE made zero effort to re-sign him. Hate them all you want, but they have quite the knack for taking immense talent with trouble and turning them around. It’s a shame really, this idiot, Blackmon, tons of players don’t have 1/4 brain cell to the talent they possess.

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  5. TrollHunter

    Kind of unreasonable to tell him not to drink, when he has to spend half the year in Minnesota! Who among us could KEEP from drinking. Look on the bright side Floyd, at least prison ain’t Minnesota! Oh crap, he doesn’t have to serve his sentence there does he? If so, I’d ask to barrow Hernandez’s bedsheets!

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    • dorfmac

      Funny comment until the joking about suicide. You were so close.

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  6. LA Sam

    Yea I won 1st place in a contest n my reward was 1 wk in Minneapolis…2nd place was 2 wks in Minneapolis…

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