Vikings receiver Floyd hit with four-game ban

  • Vikings receiver Floyd hit with four-game ban

Vikings receiver Floyd hit with four-game ban

The NFL has suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd without pay for the first four games of the upcoming season for violating its substance-abuse policy. He was sentenced to 120 days, which he only served 24 in jail and the remainder under house arrest.

Floyd tested positive for alcohol as part of a court-ordered test, but he said it was due only to drinking kombucha teas. It's a harsher punishment than the standard two-game suspension for a drunken driving conviction, but the collective bargaining agreement gives the commissioner discretion for "aggravating circumstances", such as extreme intoxication. He finished last season with the New England Patriots. The Vikings supported Floyd's kombucha defense. The 27-year-old was arrested for DUI, then promptly released by the Arizona Cardinals.

Floyd, then with the Arizona Cardinals, was arrested in Scottsdale in December when he was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle. On June 10, Floyd failed three self-administered breathalyzer tests.

With the newly-handed down suspension, Floyd can not return to be placed on Minnesota's active roster until October 2.

"I feel like we need to (talk)", Bryant told ESPN.

Zimmer said he also told the receiver: "If I find out you're lying to me, I'm going to cut you". Despite this, Floyd was sentenced to one day in jail for violating the terms of his probation. His best National Football League season was his second, when he caught 65 passes for 1,041 and five touchdowns with the Cardinals. Floyd was very bad past year, hauling in just 33-of-71 targets over 13 games for New England and Arizona.