Michael Floyd Cut by Cardinals After DUI Arrest

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GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 10:  Wide receiver Michael Floyd #15 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up before the NFL game against the Minnesota Vikings at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 10, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the Vikings 23-20.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Wide receiver Michael Floyd was cut by the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday following his arrest on DUI charges after he allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel early Monday morning.

Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com shared word of Floyd's release Wednesday. Arizona Sports reported on Floyd's arrest on Monday.

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Breaking: Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd arrested on DUI charge. https://t.co/OKM7pwyF0J

He "was charged with two counts of DUI and one count of obstructing a roadway and failure to obey a police officer," per Arizona Sports, after the Scottsdale Police Department found him unconscious with his car still running.

"According to the police report, Floyd initially told officers that he was leaving his home in Scottsdale to pick his nephew up from the airport, but his story evolved into him having one drink, and he later said it was two drinks," according to ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss

"Police said Floyd's story jumped around between him drinking on the team plane back from Miami and drinking at the W Scottsdale hotel, but Floyd eventually 'settled' on having had wine—'house cabernet'—on the team plane," Weinfuss continued. "Floyd also told the officers he was on a blood-thinning medication."

Weinfuss also noted that the police report stated Floyd "did not fight us but also had to be physically manipulated in order to comply."

Floyd was also arrested in 2011 for a DUI while he was at Notre Dame and was cited in 2010 for underage drinking.

Floyd, 27, caught 33 passes for 446 yards and four touchdowns this season for the Cardinals.


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