Michael Floyd’s remaining DUI sentence transferred to Minnesota

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As Vikings receiver Michael Floyd serves out a sentence of house arrest, he has gotten a sliver of good news. Via multiple reports, the sentence has been transferred from Arizona to Minnesota.

The move means that Floyd will be able to report for offseason workouts, which will assist with his transition to his new team and preparation for the upcoming season.

Floyd is still waiting to learn his fate from the league office. He’s facing a suspension of a least two games under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

Cut by the Cardinals following the arrest, Floyd finished the season with the Patriots. He became a free agent in March, and the Vikings signed him last week.

43 responses to “Michael Floyd’s remaining DUI sentence transferred to Minnesota

  1. You have been given a second chance Michael.
    A small suspension is a small price to pay for something that could have been tragic. Stick close to CC he’s been down that road and became a HOFer. Beat the odds man!

  2. Amazes me that millionaires with everything to lose would rather drive drunk than order a $15 Uber. Also laughable that a DUI conviction where other people’s lives are at risk is a 2 game suspension but a positive test for weed (if in the system) is double that.

  3. Good for Floyd, I think he learned his lesson…

    Hope he does well in Minnesota…

  4. Which means his punishment will be over long before the season starts.

    Good news for the Vikes, prolly not so much for M.A.DD.

    But as long as he doesn’t both get drunk, and drive, in the near future everyone wins.

    I hope being home and being the 3rd receiver in a good passing offense would be all I would need.

    I mean all HE would need….

  5. The Scottsdale/Valley area is one big DUI trap and Floyd is not the first to get snagged. Mesa City Coucilman, Charles Barkley, and many other celebs as well as others provide a rich source of revenue while giving TMZ (and other gossip rags)material to trive on. The fact that there are a dozen bars/clubs on every block triving and competing for dollars is a testament to the lifestyle of the not so holier than thou Arizonans who are the most sanctimonious critics of people like Floyd. If the Cardinals had been having a winning season, this wouldn’t have even been a headline; he was the perfect scapegoat to draw fire from the source of the problem.
    Good luck to Michael Floyd and the Vikings, perhaps getting into a cleaner environment will be good for everybody. Floyd is a good guy and talented athlete who the players respect and consider a brother.

  6. It’d not celebrity justice. Micheal Floyd isn’t a celeb…

    Minny courts just aren’t going to care about any non-violent crime he committed somewhere else. At all. If for no other reason then because there’s no money in it for ‘enforcing’ it.

    On the other hand, Floyd earning a contract in Minnesota has tax benefits. And let’s face it there’s not gonna be some trial where the state tries to prosecute him as a bad guy.

    He will suffer no civil prosecution and likely no NFL penalty since he won’t be charged/charges will be dropped.

    He gets a new chance and hopefully he earns it in the long run.

  7. thejesusofcool says:
    May 17, 2017 9:58 PM
    Pro athletes get all the breaks.
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    Read a few comments like this today. And you’re all wrong, in this instance. You know what happens to you and I if we get a DUI? The same thing as is happening here, except for one thing. My job wouldn’t suspend me and take tens of thousands of dollars out of my pocket. Nor would they fire me, like the Cardinals did to him.

  8. He made a mistake, he just needs to pay the price and move on with his life, hopefully never to repeat it, and then focus on the task at hand – football.

    To be successful in this offense, a receiver needs to be able to get open 3 yards downfield. If he can do that, he’ll thrive in Minnesota.

  9. He might face the 2 game suspension for being drunk but that seems either unlikely or largely irrelevant at this point considering he will need time to learn a new offense.

  10. WoW! Anyone that is a sound, reasoned person couldn’t define this is any other way than a desperate team being their stupid selves. Skoltrolls trying to frame this action as a positive are deciding to ignore the disaster their team may be inviting on to some unsuspecting citizen that may be swept up in the drunken wake of Floyd. It could even be you or a member of your family. And for what….a Lombardi?

  11. “The Scottsdale/Valley area is one big DUI trap and Floyd is not the first to get snagged. Mesa City Coucilman, Charles Barkley, and many other celebs as well as others provide a rich source of revenue while giving TMZ (and other gossip rags)material to trive on. The fact that there are a dozen bars/clubs on every block triving and competing for dollars is a testament to the lifestyle of the not so holier than thou Arizonans who are the most sanctimonious critics of people like Floyd. If the Cardinals had been having a winning season, this wouldn’t have even been a headline; he was the perfect scapegoat to draw fire from the source of the problem.
    Good luck to Michael Floyd and the Vikings, perhaps getting into a cleaner environment will be good for everybody. Floyd is a good guy and talented athlete who the players respect and consider a brother.”

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    Oh man, that made me laugh. Mr. .027 is not to blame for drinking, the city of Scottsdale made him do it! They have bars, how was he supposed to say no? They also made him get behind a car after because…wait for it….they sell cars too!

  12. Did this guy hurt anyone or damage any property?

    Settle down people. The guy is paying his price.

    And the cowtown sisters to the east are having their usual troll-fun.

  13. ariani1985 says:
    May 17, 2017 9:47 PM
    the traditioanaly horrible Packers defense is trembling in their cement shoes!
    //////////////////////////////

    And yet, that same Packer team has owned the Vikings this entire decade to the tune of an .800 winning percentage.

    What’s with that? How bad must things be for the Vikings?

  14. ariani1985 says:
    May 17, 2017 9:47 PM

    the traditioanaly horrible Packers defense is trembling in their cement shoes!

    I will wager that the exclamation mark key on your computer hates you.

  15. dawoger says:
    May 18, 2017 10:08 AM

    WoW! Anyone that is a sound, reasoned person couldn’t define this is any other way than a desperate team being their stupid selves. Skoltrolls trying to frame this action as a positive are deciding to ignore the disaster their team may be inviting on to some unsuspecting citizen that may be swept up in the drunken wake of Floyd. It could even be you or a member of your family. And for what….a Lombardi?
    ________

    Remember when the Packers snatched up Koren Robinson less than a day after the Vikings cut him for driving 100 mph drunk to training camp? Even though they knew he was facing a one-year suspension, they had to have him on their team. Now I’m supposed to listen to this guy tell me there’s something wrong with the Vikings for giving Floyd a chance?

  16. The Phantom Stranger says: Remember when the Packers snatched up Koren Robinson less than a day after the stupid arse barneys cut for driving 100 mph drunk to training camp?

    No I don’t remember that because it never happened. The lavender lokis released Robinson in the spring 0f 2006 and was signed by GB in the fall of 2006. Not less than a day as you falsely claim. But isn’t that what you Barney nit-wits are all about…false claims…..because that’s all you have?

    Robinson was signed at the urging of Favre and we all are very well aware of Favre’s poor judgement. He demonstrated that when he signed with the Barneys. Nuff said!

  17. dawoger says:
    May 18, 2017 10:08 AM
    WoW! Anyone that is a sound, reasoned person couldn’t define this is any other way than a desperate team being their stupid selves. Skoltrolls trying to frame this action as a positive are deciding to ignore the disaster their team may be inviting on to some unsuspecting citizen that may be swept up in the drunken wake of Floyd. It could even be you or a member of your family. And for what….a Lombardi?

    ***

    You’re right. A metro of 3+ million people have never encountered a drunk driver before. Floyd’s presence increases those odds to 100% now. Stay indoors folks!

    I’ll bet you thought the Pats were desperate as well when they snagged him.

  18. If he’d been transferred to WI, his charge would likely have been reduced to a parking ticket with a free happy hour beer/fish fry coupon.

  19. don’t you packer weirdos ever go fishing and listen to a Brewers game with friends or your dad or something? get a life

  20. Floyd was passed out behind the wheel at a stoplight. He wasn’t set up. That said, if he gets his act together it’ll be a good situation for both parties. He can play. This is a good move, and (IMO) a pretty serious wake up call for Treadwell. Get the impression Packer fans are feeling a bit nervous? If Minnesota is healthy, they’ll beat Green Bay like a drum.

  21. svengali666 says:
    May 18, 2017 7:24 AM
    Celebrity justice system. Any of us would be told tough spit.

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    Years ago, I got in to similar trouble and ended up moving after my sentencing…it was at the judges discretion as to whether I would be able to complete my sentence in my new city…the judge allowed all of my sentence to be transferred as it was a non-violent offense and wasn’t a felony. And I am far from a celebrity. In his case, having employment that required him to move out of state would have made the decision for the courts a no-brainer…

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