The Minnesota Vikings are supporting wide receiver Michael Floyd’s defense that kombucha tea caused him to violate terms of his house arrest by accidentally ingesting alcohol.
Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren wrote a letter backing Floyd’s claim that he did not know kombucha tea contains alcohol, according to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Warren sent the letter to Floyd’s attorney, Robert Feinberg, who attached it to a defense motion urging Scottsdale (Ariz.) City Judge Statia Hendrix to cancel the hearing and reinstate electronic monitoring for the last five days of Floyd’s 96-day home confinement.
According to the newspaper, Warren’s letter corroborates Floyd’s claim that he was unaware kombucha tea contained alcohol when he drank several bottles while watching movies into the early morning of June 11 at the Minnesota house of Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, his former college roommate at Notre Dame.
“I am writing to request Mr. Floyd not have his court mandated requirements negatively impacted since he did not know the kombucha he ingested contained alcohol,” Warren wrote in the June 21 letter, which was copied to Vikings president Mark Wilf, general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer.
Floyd, 27, later failed three self-administered Breathalyzer tests and was ordered by the Scottsdale judge to appear Monday and prove he did not violate probation from his February extreme DUI conviction. The violation could land Floyd back in…
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