Michael Floyd Suspension Hearing Reportedly Held Last Week

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJune 28, 2017

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd, right, makes a cut as he works out during the NFL football team practice Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Eden Prairie, Minn. Back in his native state, with family, friends and former Notre Dame teammates now around him, Floyd is in position to get his career and life back on track a drunken driving sentence. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd had a hearing with NFL officials last week regarding his DUI arrest and upcoming punishment for his violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported the ban will be at least two games, but it could be extended due to the nature of Floyd's crime. The former first-round pick pleaded guilty in February to extreme DUI after being found asleep at the wheel in Arizona last December.

Floyd was sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 days of home confinement. He was sentenced to an additional day in jail Monday after testing positive for alcohol due, he said, to drinkingkombucha tea at the home of Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph.

According to Floyd's account, he did not know the beverage contains alcohol.

"Michael was five days away from the end of his home monitoring," a statement released through Floyd's agent read. "Prior to and after this incident, Michael has not had any alcohol whatsoever since the start of his home monitoring. Unfortunately, the kombucha teas that Michael did drink resulted in a positive blood alcohol content reading. As a result, the Court wishes to hear from Michael on June 26. At that time, Michael will have an opportunity to explain how this unfortunate test result happened."

Floyd's violation of his probation could result in additional punishment from the NFL. If viewed as a second violation of the substance abuse policy, Floyd could wind up with an eight-game suspension.

The hearing could have been a way to find a feasible middle ground on Floyd's suspension, likely more than two but less than eight games.

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