Michael Floyd Sentenced to 1 Day in Jail for Violating House Arrest Terms

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2017

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd sets up for a pass route during the NFL football team practice Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd will have to spend one day in jail due to a violation of the terms of his house arrest, per Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com. 

The 27-year-old tested positive for alcohol, which was against the agreed terms. The Scottsdale judge ordered him to one day of jail time in addition to the remaining five days of house arrest in Arizona.

Weinfuss noted Floyd will begin serving his time in jail at 6 p.m. local time. The Vikings would release a statement on the news:

Floyd was originally arrested last December for driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level of .217.

He was sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 days under house arrest during the offeason, although the latter part of his sentence was transferred from Arizona to Minnesota after signing with the Vikings.

Unfortunately, he failed three self-administered Breathalyzer tests, reportedly due to his consumption of kombucha tea, per Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press. The team's chief operating officer Kevin Warren wrote a letter in support of this defense.

However, it was enough to land him in jail for one more night.

Floyd is set to begin his first season with the Vikings after splitting time with the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots last year.

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