Vikings' Floyd suspended for first 4 games of 2017

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd

Vikings receiver Michael Floyd will miss a quarter of the season.

Based on National Football League rules, Floyd is still able to practice and play in games during the preseason. Floyd was arrested for on December 12th, 2016 for a serious DUI where he fell asleep behind the wheel at a stoplight in Arizona.

The arrest led to his release by the Arizona Cardinals before signing with the New England Patriots en route to earning a Super Bowl ring. In May, he signed a non-guaranteed $1.4 million contract with the Vikings and had the balance of a home-confinement sentence transferred to Minnesota.

The Cardinals selected Floyd with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and went on to record 3,739 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns with the team.

Floyd is eligible to return to the Vikings' active roster October 2. The tea allegedly caused Floyd to test positive for alcohol while on house arrest.

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".

Floyd has now finished the terms of his sentence and has been otherwise publicly supported by the club. "I have no clue", Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said this week before the suspension was handed down. He participated throughout the offseason program with the second-team offense, lining up at split end behind receiver Laquon Treadwell.

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