Ultimately science will define whether Michael Floyd’s kombucha-tea defense is at least plausible, but the Minnesota Viking receiver was greeted with eye rolls when he and his camp peddled it.
TMZ was the first to report that court records in Arizona showed the big-bodied wideout had violated the terms of his house arrest by testing positive for alcohol. Now Floyd must return to Scottsdale, Arizona, to show cause in court later this month.
Floyd, a St. Paul native who returned to the Twin Cities this offseason, has had his troubles with alcohol for years, dating back to his time in college at Notre Dame. His latest dust-up came in Scottsdale late last year when he was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle.
He had a blood-alcohol level of .217 at the time of the arrest. He was sentenced on Feb. 17 to 24 days in jail and 96 days under house arrest.
After the incident, the former first-round pick was released by the Arizona Cardinals. He finished the 2016 season by winning a Super Bowl ring with New England Patriots before becoming a free agent. In need of a receiver with size to complement Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, the Vikings inked the veteran to a one-year, $1.41 million prove-it deal in May. The team hoped that returning home could give Floyd the structure he needed in his personal life.
Floyd lobbied and got his house arrest transferred from Arizona to Minnesota last month, in order to participate in the Vikings’ offseason training activities on a work-release…
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