Michael Floyd’s tenure with the Minnesota Vikings could be short-lived. According to the celebrity news website TMZ, the veteran wide receiver tested positive for alcohol while under house arrest on June 11 and 12.
TMZ Sports reports Floyd’s alcohol monitoring system flagged authorities to five events, each of which was labeled as a “high alcohol test.” The news comes in the midst of what is supposed to be Floyd’s career redemption; the Minnesota native had seemingly put his December DUI in the past, signing a one-year, $1.5 million contract with his hometown Vikings last month.
Following the announcement in May, Floyd spoke to our own BJ Reidell about the opportunity ahead and the chance to start anew:
“Everybody makes mistakes. Obviously, there are a lot of people that doubt you, think you’re a bad guy; everyone has their own opinion. It’s really the people who actually know you and really know who you are [who matter].”