Michael Floyd denies report he failed alcohol tests

AP

Michael Floyd denies the report that he failed an alcohol test, at least one of them.

According to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings wide receiver fired back at the initial TMZ report that he violated the terms of his house arrest by testing positive for alcohol.

Totally false,” Floyd said. “The whole thing is false. You can’t believe everything TMZ says.”

Of course, USA Today also reported Floyd was due back in court in Arizona on June 26 for “non-compliance of high alcohol tests” on June 11. Floyd was barred from drinking alcohol as part of the conditions of his house arrest. He was arrested for DUI in Arizona in December, when police found him passed out behind the wheel of his car. He was subsequently cut by the Cardinals.

Floyd was attending a charity event at Minnesota’s Target Field, and was unaware of the report before approached by Murphy.

The Vikings have said they’re gathering information, and it appears Floyd is doing the same.

24 responses to “Michael Floyd denies report he failed alcohol tests

  1. “Totally false,” Floyd said. “The whole thing is false. You can’t believe everything TMZ says.”

    But I mean, those who abuse substances would NEVER lie about using them right?

  2. Hmm – collecting information on something that didn’t happen?

    Should be over with in a half hour then, right? If it didn’t happen.

  3. Given how short a time alcohol remains in someone’s body, Floyd would have to know. It means he was tested and he had a drink within the last 12 hours.

  4. it’s not his fault because it’s a disease;

    hopefully science finds a cure soon.

  5. breadmeatcheese says:
    Jun 16, 2017 1:38 PM
    it’s not his fault because it’s a disease;

    hopefully science finds a cure soon.
    ————-
    Oh please. It is his fault. He made a choice. Science has found a cure. Its called using your brain.

  6. He should have signed with Jacksonville where you can fall asleep at the wheel and let your car drift across traffic and into a pond and the police don’t even test for sobriety. Looking at you, Denard Robinson.

  7. I think the “failed” test comes from not showing up for a test…
    “Of course, USA Today also reported Floyd was due back in court in Arizona on June 26 for “non-compliance of high alcohol tests” on June 11.”

    Non-compliance.

  8. breadmeatcheese says:
    Jun 16, 2017 1:38 PM
    it’s not his fault because it’s a disease;

    hopefully science finds a cure soon.
    ————–

    Then he needs to get medical treatment. It might not be available for homeless addicts, but a guy with $17 million in earnings by age 27 can get the best doctors, therapists, sober coaches, and medications money can buy.

  9. again, the state is here to tell people how to live their lives. How dare you drink alcohol!!! You evil people you. GTFO
    ——–
    The state is here to tell people who can’t stop drinking and driving to stop drinking. Not people without multiple DUIs.

  10. breadmeatcheese says:
    Jun 16, 2017 1:38 PM
    it’s not his fault because it’s a disease;

    hopefully science finds a cure soon.

    It may be a disease, but more so in his case, it is a decision.

  11. For such an alleged non-reputable source, TMZ has an accuracy rate much higher than the Washington Post and New York Times.

    ^^^^
    watch out, real American alert!!!

  12. breadmeatcheese says:
    Jun 16, 2017 1:38 PM
    it’s not his fault because it’s a disease;

    hopefully science finds a cure soon.
    ***********************************************************I am so sick of the way people in this country try to put the blame for things on everywhere but their own shoulders! Disease my butt…. It is a choice, and one HE made. I have Family experience in this matter with my late Brother.
    He will be cut before the first Pre season game.. On the other hand the way my Vikings ran routs last year, you couldn’t tell if they were Drunk or Sober.

  13. Floyd signed a low dollar/low risk contract with the Vikings. It is telling that the Patriots had no interest in signing him to such a bargain deal.

  14. “it’s not his fault because it’s a disease”

    Keep telling yourself that. I was an alcoholic in my mid 20s till about 32, 33 years old. At which point I decided to stop and did.

    Yeah I had a few relapses but its been a long time. I can have the occasional drink or two, enjoy it for what it is and not fall back into a bottle for weeks at a time. Its all making the decision and willpower.

    I also lived in Boston at the time I was a drunk, and made a conscious decision not to have a car and get by with public transportation, taxis and the occasional ride from a friend if I was going to be drunk.

  15. It’s not his fault ???

    Yeah it is…

    He is blaming it on Kombucha tea…. a fermented Tea that does contain alcohol…

    How many different types of Teas are there ???

    There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands of different iterations of teas that you can consume…

    YET..

    He chooses to drink Kombucha…

    Go figure…. You don’t think he’s just trying to get an alcoholic drink do you ????

  16. This latest MN embarrassment reminds me of when Viking fullback Jerome Felton got a DUI in a McDonald’s drive thru.

    “Something happens when they put that purple jersey on.”

    ~Mike McCarthy~

  17. Once a guy leaves the Pats, he goes off the rails. Happens every time. Like clockwork.
    —-

    That’s an odd narrative… He had just been released by the Cardinals for “extreme DUI” when the Pats claimed him on waivers.

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