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Report: Michael Floyd blamed positive alcohol test on Kombucha tea

TMZ supplied it, Michael Floyd denied it, and now Floyd’s representatives are leaking some other version of it.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, conveying without comment or scrutiny leaks from Floyd’s lawyers and/or agents, reports that Floyd’s “flagged” alcohol test occurred between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. ET on June 11, and that Floyd told court officials that the positive result arose from drinking Kombucha tea.

Kombucha tea is fermented and indeed contains alcohol. Which means that Floyd, who under the terms of his house arrest for extreme DUI can’t drink alcohol, shouldn’t have been drinking Kombucha tea.

In further proselytization of the Gospel According To Michael Floyd’s Lawyers And/Or Agents, Rapoport reporting/declaring that, as of June 11, “Michael Floyd had completed 91 of 96 days of home arrest. He is forbidden from alcohol. All tests were under the .08 legal limit.”

The fact that all tests were under the legal driving limit of 0.08 percent BAC is irrelevant. Floyd was prohibited from drinking any alcohol under the terms of his house arrest. He drank a form of alcohol, which means he violated the terms of his house arrest.

The fact that it happened on Day 91 of his house arrest doesn’t matter either, especially since Floyd presumably will continue to be on probation for some period of time after the conclusion of his house arrest, during which time he also will be banned from drinking alcohol.

Whether the court in Arizona gives him the benefit of the doubt is a separate issue. Prosecutors and judges routinely hear every size and shape of excuse from people who have violated the terms of house arrest or probation. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t; for Floyd, nothing leaked by his lawyers and/or agents will affect whether a prosecutor or a judge decides to give him another chance — or to put him behind bars for failing to stay on the right side of a clear, bright line for someone who was allowed to serve out a large portion of his extreme DUI sentence in the privacy and comfort of his own home.

The violation also potentially complicates Floyd’s still-looming suspension from the league office. He’ll miss at least two regular-season games because of the violation. Today’s developments could, in theory, push that number even higher — especially if the Kombucha defense is less effective than the Chewbacca defense.

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66 Responses to “Report: Michael Floyd blamed positive alcohol test on Kombucha tea”
  1. medialovesthecowboys says: Jun 16, 2017 2:23 PM

    All could have been avoided with an Uber.

  2. alfredogarciashead says: Jun 16, 2017 2:23 PM

    I just downed a pitcher of that stuff. I’m ripped.

  3. lambeaudungbarn says: Jun 16, 2017 2:29 PM

    Scope Mouthwash spiked with Vodka, Breakfast of Champions..
    Or it was when I was on Campus, or at least what I remember of the 70’s,,,,lol

  4. arcross12042004scorp15 says: Jun 16, 2017 2:30 PM

    I would have gone with the Irish Coffee
    excuse.

  5. pastabelly says: Jun 16, 2017 2:30 PM

    Next time, he should get Estelle Costanza to pee in the cup for him.

  6. firejerry says: Jun 16, 2017 2:30 PM

    Maybe he was desperate enough to drink his after-shave also……

  7. idurenn says: Jun 16, 2017 2:32 PM

    Even if he was a “only” a .055 (which is what I’ve see); that would equate to consecutively drinking 15-18 bottles of 12oz Kombucha.

    “No occifer, I haven’t been drinking. I pounded 18 bottles of Kombucha before leaving my house.”

    Gunna have to remember that one….

  8. aggression44 says: Jun 16, 2017 2:33 PM

    Michael. You truly need help. Please go to rehab and get your life and priorities in order. Alcohol is no joke if you have an addictive personality.

  9. purpleguy says: Jun 16, 2017 2:35 PM

    Now I know what kind of tea to drink at work.

  10. whenwilliteverend says: Jun 16, 2017 2:35 PM

    What a colossal idiot.

  11. gripless says: Jun 16, 2017 2:39 PM

    Should have gone with the cough syrup!

  12. pftmaniac says: Jun 16, 2017 2:40 PM

    Riiiiight, it was tea. Long Island Iced Tea.

  13. Waffle 2.0 says: Jun 16, 2017 2:43 PM

    My client was simply drinking Kombucha Tea….and by Kombucha we mean jagermeister.

  14. saint2112 says: Jun 16, 2017 2:44 PM

    And he also ate Poppy seed begals

  15. 2since96 says: Jun 16, 2017 2:44 PM

    It was what was left in his system from the night before.

    I don’t get people who are “addicted” to alcohol or pot. I don’t care if u do them, but how do u lose ur job and or get jail time over your inability to put down the glass/joint? Is it that serious bro?

  16. dickshotdogs says: Jun 16, 2017 2:44 PM

    Drink water, Bonehead.

  17. dickshotdogs says: Jun 16, 2017 2:47 PM

    Gettin’ ham boned on tea. Uh huh…….

  18. OaklandNomads says: Jun 16, 2017 2:51 PM

    ONCE, just once I want one of these scumbags to man up and tell the truth..”yup, I drank a ton of beer the other night”..”yeah, I took some PED’s, everyone does it”..

  19. tylawspick6 says: Jun 16, 2017 2:52 PM

    pastabelly says:
    Jun 16, 2017 2:30 PM
    Next time, he should get Estelle Costanza to pee in the cup for him.

    4 2
    Report comment

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    It wasn’t Estelle. It was Jerry’s mom, Helen Seinfeld.

  20. tylawspick6 says: Jun 16, 2017 2:53 PM

    2since96 says:
    Jun 16, 2017 2:44 PM
    It was what was left in his system from the night before.

    I don’t get people who are “addicted” to alcohol or pot. I don’t care if u do them, but how do u lose ur job and or get jail time over your inability to put down the glass/joint? Is it that serious bro?

    1 0
    Report comment

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    I enjoy both in social settings or on weekends and I agree.

  21. tylawspick6 says: Jun 16, 2017 2:53 PM

    gripless says:
    Jun 16, 2017 2:39 PM
    Should have gone with the cough syrup!

    2 0

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    Purple Draaaaahnk!

  22. h0metownzero says: Jun 16, 2017 2:59 PM

    I can’t wait to hear what that blowhard Alex Boone has to say about this.

  23. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Jun 16, 2017 2:59 PM

    Jun 16, 2017 2:44 PM
    It was what was left in his system from the night before.

    I don’t get people who are “addicted” to alcohol or pot. I don’t care if u do them, but how do u lose ur job and or get jail time over your inability to put down the glass/joint? Is it that serious bro?

    Clearly you don’t understand addiction. For addicts there will come a day when no power on earth will stop you from picking up. I don’t know if it’s truly a disease but it is a killer of families. But in the end, only the alcoholic can decide to pick up or not to pick up.

    Your kids, your job, your wife or your life can be forfeit and if you’re an addict,it won’t matter when you get thirsty. If it was as easy as just stopping, don’t you think more would do so?

    Until you take Step 1, chances are it won’t end well.

  24. richndc says: Jun 16, 2017 3:02 PM

    Some days, the master becomes the hunted.Philsophical discussions regarding the post modern marxist influence on the SJW crowd lead to the state known as fury, who’s mascot is Yosemite Sam.

  25. saberwolf335 says: Jun 16, 2017 3:04 PM

    Drink Powerade Zero, that’s my drink of choice

  26. largent80 says: Jun 16, 2017 3:14 PM

    I’m a Seahawks fan, and I say this is ridiculous. If he really did just have a mug of tea, give the guy a break.

  27. NFLexpert says: Jun 16, 2017 3:16 PM

    I once blew a .16 on a tea test…

  28. katientony says: Jun 16, 2017 3:26 PM

    This guy is not a smart man…

  29. donbat67 says: Jun 16, 2017 3:26 PM

    What had happened was , I went to a tea party .

  30. ragnarthemagnificent says: Jun 16, 2017 3:37 PM

    he meant Sambuca tea

  31. purplekoolaid1 says: Jun 16, 2017 3:37 PM

    He recently denied failing the test and now he’s admitting it but saying it was tea? Come on man, we aren’t that stupid.

  32. titans4evr says: Jun 16, 2017 3:38 PM

    The excuse fits the person, to a Tea.

  33. joetoronto says: Jun 16, 2017 3:41 PM

    Loser alert.

  34. superpatriotsfan says: Jun 16, 2017 3:45 PM

    Deny deny deny The Patriot Way

  35. guitarfreak21 says: Jun 16, 2017 3:47 PM

    kombucha is insanely low in alcohol, whether its small levels in his system or not, I’d like to know what the testing threshold is.

  36. waynefontesismyfather says: Jun 16, 2017 3:52 PM

    Done. His career is done.

  37. bullcharger says: Jun 16, 2017 4:00 PM

    superpatriotsfan says:
    Jun 16, 2017 3:45 PM
    Deny deny deny The Patriot Way

    ———–

    Actually, when he was a Patriot he owned up to everything that happened. Now he is being dishonest since he left.

  38. nookers says: Jun 16, 2017 4:06 PM

    Lots of brothers drink this tea .. LOL

  39. packersurle says: Jun 16, 2017 4:09 PM

    He also used the whizzinator that the Viking gave him.

  40. timmmah10 says: Jun 16, 2017 4:11 PM

    This is not Nam, dude, there are rules.

  41. tunechi90 says: Jun 16, 2017 4:15 PM

    This guy needs to go to rehab. Shame because he had the talent to be a #1 WR for an NFL team.

  42. micknangold says: Jun 16, 2017 4:15 PM

    Funny that you didn’t split hairs like this with Josh Gordon’s marijuana tests a few years ago. Liberals and their double standards.

  43. flyiton says: Jun 16, 2017 4:25 PM

    Tea Bag Defense…… Come on Man

  44. agent7x6 says: Jun 16, 2017 4:26 PM

    I’m proud to learn that football fans lead exemplary lives…other than delighting in the misdeeds of others.

  45. horsepedlr says: Jun 16, 2017 5:07 PM

    yep, that tea will get you every time. bad juju.

  46. deadspindeluxe says: Jun 16, 2017 5:07 PM

    “nothing leaked by his lawyers and/or agents will affect whether a prosecutor or a judge decides to give him another chance”

    But anything leaked by his liver will affect whether they do.

  47. pftreader69 says: Jun 16, 2017 5:09 PM

    Well at least they didn’t go with Long Island Iced Tea.

  48. ndnation23 says: Jun 16, 2017 5:27 PM

    im a big Floyd fan…and i have to agree this was idiotic on his part. He wont get violated for it, but hes screwing whats left of his career and flushing it down the tubes

  49. ihavenoeyedeer says: Jun 16, 2017 5:38 PM

    In one of Artie Lange’s stand-up routines he says that they weren’t allowed to have shampoo that had alcohol in it.

    5 days remaining….he definitely has a problem that needs addressed.

  50. mnmark says: Jun 16, 2017 5:39 PM

    I am all for trying to improve yourself from your mistakes and with effort and a desire to pursue your dreams you choose to stay clean.

    With that said I am all for players that put every ounce of energy and consistent time to improve and show coaches they deserve a spot on the 53. So Isaac Fruechte deserves his chance with the Vikings and not someone that feels they deserve it by their status from previous performances.

  51. postintelligence says: Jun 16, 2017 5:47 PM

    Yeah, this isn’t credible at all.

    Kombucha typically is 0.5% ABV or less. For context, drinking a beer (~5% ABV) is the equivalent of chugging ten times that volume of Kombucha.

    So, just ONE 12 oz. beer = 120 oz., or almost a gallon, of Kombucha. That’s a lot of liquid.

    Plus, it’s doubtful that a guy who is listed at 6’3″, 225 is going to blow 0.055 after drinking a beer or two. He’d probably need to down several over a short time period. Which means multiple gallons of Kombucha, if this claim is to be believed.

  52. omegalh says: Jun 16, 2017 6:03 PM

    Always blame the mouthwash.

  53. tb12bestqbevah says: Jun 16, 2017 6:07 PM

    Did the Vikes actually think the Patriots let this guy walk for no good reason?????

  54. senatorblutarsky says: Jun 16, 2017 6:34 PM

    bullcharger says:
    Jun 16, 2017 4:00 PM

    superpatriotsfan says:
    Jun 16, 2017 3:45 PM
    Deny deny deny The Patriot Way
    ———–
    Actually, when he was a Patriot he owned up to everything that happened. Now he is being dishonest since he left.
    ___________________

    But we all know where he learned to lie, cheat and steal. The Patriot Way.

  55. rexryansboobs says: Jun 16, 2017 7:31 PM

    Why must so many on here be so heartless towards a man with a serious problem?

    Let alone the ones that seem to actually enjoy posts like this

    Is that how you would be towards your kid if he had a similar problem?

    Disgraceful

  56. jchemengr says: Jun 16, 2017 7:50 PM

    How low below 0.08 will be very important. Given the alcohol content of this tea, anything above 0.01 will be very suspicious. A beer with as much alcohol as this tea can be sold as non-alcoholic

  57. bigbenisabigbaby says: Jun 16, 2017 7:52 PM

    Browns gonna Browns… uh, I mean…Vikings gonna Vikings. Am I right?

  58. vikinganswer says: Jun 16, 2017 8:22 PM

    still in DENIAL

  59. filthymcnasty3 says: Jun 16, 2017 8:30 PM

    rexryansboobs says:
    Jun 16, 2017 7:31 PM
    Why must so many on here be so heartless towards a man with a serious problem?

    *********************************************

    Do you really expect people to let a guy named rexryansboobs be their moral compass?

  60. k0mbucha says: Jun 16, 2017 8:36 PM

    One thing I know is Kombucha …hence my avatar name.

    There is ZERO chance of drinking one bottle of Booch will cause a person to fail an alcohol test. Kombucha has less than 0.001 up to 0.05 percent alcohol depending on how its brewed/fermented and an individual would need to drink gal’s of this stuff to be over the limit and at that point they would prob drop dead due to the low acidity or be sick as a dog.

    The trace amounts of alcohol are similar to what you’d find in unpasteurized fruit juice. It’s idiots like this and Lindsay Lohan that causes the Kombucha manufactures like GT problems with their lies and misrepresentation of a healthy product!

  61. whatjusthapped says: Jun 16, 2017 8:41 PM

    No doubt he has had second doubts about signing with the Vikings so actually this serves his interest getting out of Minnesota so he can play on a winning team.

  62. mnfaninil says: Jun 16, 2017 9:05 PM

    Hopefully this isn’t the start of the giant ball of string that is the Vikings 2017 season; and we’ve just seen the first string unravel. The Viking curse is ever looming on the horizon.

  63. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 16, 2017 9:28 PM

    Yeah, and how bout all the other alcohol incidents. Was that KTea too?

  64. arzcardinals says: Jun 16, 2017 9:35 PM

    Vikings ownership and fans…don’t say you weren’t warmed

  65. tm81blog says: Jun 21, 2017 8:53 AM

    Onterio Smith should have loaned him the Whizzinator!

  66. silvernblacksabbath says: Jun 21, 2017 12:45 PM

    Try Kratom Tea next time!

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