Michael Floyd Reportedly Receives Four-Game Suspension After DUI Arrest


The Vikings wide receiver was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the team confirmed Friday.

Floyd will be eligible to return to the Minnesota's active roster on Monday, October 2, following the team's Week 4 clash with the Lions.

The four games Floyd will miss?

The suspension is two games more than the National Football League minimum for such a violation.

Floyd was found unconscious at the wheel of his vehicle in December when he registered a.217 blood-alcohol content, almost three times the legal limit. Given that he pleaded guilty to extreme DUI, the penalty could be even greater.

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Floyd's excuse for the failed tests was that he was drinking kombucha tea, which is available at the Vikings facility, and that he was not aware that it contained alcohol.

Floyd signed a one-year deal with the Vikings this offseason after spending five seasons in Arizona and half a season with the New England Patriots. He blamed kombucha tea for having alcohol in his system.

Floyd was arrested for an extreme DUI previous year, and he ended up serving time in jail before being released.

Zimmer, asked by the Pioneer-Press about Floyd's kombucha tea defense, said he told Floyd, "If I find out you're lying to me, I'm going to cut you". He wasn't allowed to drink alcohol once released, but he tested positive recently during an at-home test.