Michael Floyd sentenced to one day in jail for kombucha violation

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The judge apparently wasn’t a Star Wars fan.

According to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com, Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd was sentenced to a day in jail after a Scottsdale judge found him in violation of his house arrest for drinking kombucha tea.

Floyd was prohibited from drinking alcohol as part of his sentence for a December DUI in Arizona, which led the Cardinals to release him. He said he violated the alcohol tests that were a part of the terms of his house arrest (which was transferred to Minnesota) by drinking the tea, which he didn’t realize contained alcohol.

The Vikings bought that explanation, but the Scottsdale judge didn’t care. Floyd also has to serve the remaining five days of his house arrest.

23 responses to “Michael Floyd sentenced to one day in jail for kombucha violation

  1. One day? He could’ve gotten his buzz after all………by drinking five cases of the stuff instead of four.

  2. One day in jail doesn’t seem like a big deal, but since he was found to be in violation, the NFL might suspend him now for a full year.

  3. He’ll get a max suspension of 4 games, no way he’s out for the whole year. Just hope he realizes he’s out of chances and gets his life together. He has a class organization behind him.

  4. He’ll get a max suspension of 4 games, no way he’s out for the whole year. Just hope he realizes he’s out of chances and gets his life together. He has a class organization behind him.

    He “had” a class organization behind him, in the Cardinals, and when he refused to accept responsibility for his actions, they cut him.

  5. Let’s not forget that Floyd has been living with Kyle Rudolph during his house arrest. Rudolph would know if Floyd was boozing it up or if the tea defense was possible. I find it hard to believe that Rudolph and the Vikings would lie to protect a guy who at best will make a marginal contribution to the team if he truly were unable to avoid the sauce.

  6. Oh the injustice of 1 day. Maybe CK can have a kneeel down hopping to exonerate this tragic defeat of a 1% African American athlete millionaire.

  7. A Kombucha is .05% alcohol by volume, whereas a can of beer is 4.5% on average.

    Floyd weighs 225lbs. According to BAC charts available online, in order for a man of that weight to achieve .055% BAC, he would need to have had 4 beers no more than 30 minutes prior to the breathalyzer.

    In order to do that with Kombucha, it would need to be 9 times the liquid volume. A can of beer is 12 ounces. That’s a gallon of Kombucha, and he would have had to put it down right before the breathalyzer because you lose .01% per every 30-40 minutes.

    The test said it was .055 at 5:30 AM and then .045 at 5:54 AM. There’s no way this guy is being even close to honest here, and its a real shame that anybody believes it.

  8. I don’t know anyone that would call the Bidwells a class organization. Notoriously one of the cheapest owners in the league that has brought a total of 6 winning seasons to AZ since they brough them there 30 years ago… enjoy your last year of Fitz and Palmer.

  9. He violated the terms of his house arrest so should have to serve the remainder of his sentence at the county jail. Otherwise, there is no deterring consequences for violating the terms.

  10. I swear to God, the pressure of that football matched the alcohol in that drink!

    Lets see what the NFL does for punishment???

  11. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Jun 26, 2017 5:16 PM

    Let’s not forget that Floyd has been living with Kyle Rudolph during his house arrest. Rudolph would know if Floyd was boozing it up ….

    ))))))))))))))))))))

    Obviously not, I am sure Rudolph is watching him close. Didn’t he just have twins?

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