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Vikings release statement supporting Michael Floyd

AP

The Vikings continue to support Michael Floyd as they have since signing him. On Monday, Floyd was sentenced to a day in jail for violation of his house arrest.

“When we signed Michael Floyd, we hoped he would show signs of improvement and we continue to expect that he shows progress and a professional attitude,” Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said in the statement. “We believe Michael will be a productive member of the Vikings organization, both on and off the field. Pursuant to the ruling of the Arizona Court earlier today, Michael will serve the remainder of his sentence and we expect him to be with the team at the start of training camp in Mankato when the players report on July 26.”

The Vikings supported Floyd’s defense that kombucha tea caused him to violate alcohol tests that were part of the terms of his house arrest. Floyd said he did not realize kombucha tea contained alcohol, which he was prohibited from consuming as part of his sentence for a December DUI in Arizona.

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41 Responses to “Vikings release statement supporting Michael Floyd”
  1. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 26, 2017 7:23 PM

    It’s always something with this team.

  2. Purple People Eaters says: Jun 26, 2017 7:26 PM

    @phantom

    Seriously, why waste your breath on this guy. He has clearly chosen alcohol over football. smh

  3. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 26, 2017 7:28 PM

    Kimbucha tea? Long Island Ice Tea is more like it.

  4. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 26, 2017 7:29 PM

    Too bad you Minnesotans can’t hold your liquor and/or drink it responsibly.

  5. BIGGSHAUN says: Jun 26, 2017 7:29 PM

    Kombucha Tea.

    .55 BAC

    5 AM

    Yeah. It all makes sense.

  6. filmex2000 says: Jun 26, 2017 7:30 PM

    Will look forward to the Vikings response when Floyd deals with a cold by drinking 12 bottles of Nyquil.

  7. upnorthvikesfan says: Jun 26, 2017 7:32 PM

    If he kicks the bottle, this guy can be a seriously awesome player. I just hope he realizes that.

  8. intrafinesse says: Jun 26, 2017 7:47 PM

    1) break the law, and face jail time

    2) but don’t go to jail, just stay at home and don’t drink’

    3) violate that, and get …

    1 day in jail.

    How about this – I get to shop lift until I’m caught. Then I’ll agree to stop, and nothing else happens to me. But if I keep on shop lifting, and get caught I get 1 day in jail.
    Sounds like a good deterrent, right?

  9. originate421 says: Jun 26, 2017 7:58 PM

    On top of being generally ignorant pig farmers… Wisconsinnies can’t hold their liquor… 2 DUI’s in WI for every 1 in MN. But, I’m sure they all wear their very best Packer “muscle” shirts to their court dates. My question is; does the judge make you take off the cheese hat for sentencing and does it stop you from hosting tractor hay ride weddings n the weekends?

  10. stellarperformance says: Jun 26, 2017 7:58 PM

    A 220lb athlete would need to drink 32 bottles of this stuff to register .055.

    But they supported Peterson too, so, consider the source.

  11. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 26, 2017 7:59 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Jun 26, 2017 7:29 PM

    Too bad you Minnesotans can’t hold your liquor and/or drink it responsibly.
    _______

    The irony here is that a recent study found that Wisconsin has 10 of the 20 drunkest cities in America, with number one being…you guessed it…Green Bay.

  12. goodtogo28 says: Jun 26, 2017 8:13 PM

    the next time that bracelet goes off, it’ll because of a fancy box of chocolate rum truffles his guests got him. he couldn’t help himself and ate the whole box not knowing the chocolate was filled with rum.

  13. tootitan says: Jun 26, 2017 8:40 PM

    Looks like the Vikings really learned their lesson from the AP fiasco! But at least they’ve maintained the same level of integrity.

    As to getting drunk on Kombucha: When I was a lot younger and in pretty good shape, I drank gallons of that stuff and NEVER once felt even the slightest buzz. And I’m pretty familiar with buzzes!

    I don’t know Floyd from Adam, but NO, I’m not buying it. And the Vikings ownership/upper management oughta know by now that the old egg-on-the-face thing is not the least bit attractive.

  14. andystandsup says: Jun 26, 2017 8:43 PM

    Yep.
    Snoop once tested above for THC cuz he was at a Willie Nelson concert and the secondhand smoke he inhaled.

    Time to read my kid another fairy tale before bedtime.

  15. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 26, 2017 8:54 PM

    Lots of big talk from fans of a team that literally signed a gout who was in jail. I’m starting to see why you’ve never won a championship.

  16. commentawaitingdeletion says: Jun 26, 2017 8:58 PM

    Nobody can say the Vikings aren’t doing their best to keep the league’s disciplinary decision to the minimum with their press releases.

  17. aypeeswhippingstick says: Jun 26, 2017 8:58 PM

    His uniform number should be .18.

  18. mnrasslinggovjesse says: Jun 26, 2017 9:14 PM

    So is anyone in the organization falling on their sword for “Encouraging” him to drink something without checking the ingredients?
    That trainwreck of an organization, the tool probably got a promotion.

  19. seals1 says: Jun 26, 2017 9:29 PM

    Doesn’t look like the kid can kick the poison. I’m not one to throw stones in that house but Chris Carter reincarnated is not going to happen. If he fails the test when he knows he’s getting the test we got ourselves an issue. Good luck Floyd, you may need some luck.

  20. dcviking says: Jun 26, 2017 9:31 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jun 26, 2017 7:58 PM

    A 220lb athlete would need to drink 32 bottles of this stuff to register .055.

    But they supported Peterson too, so, consider the source.
    —————————-

    right, and Leroy Guion is a model citizen

  21. dcviking says: Jun 26, 2017 9:33 PM

    and it’s not like Minnesota put well documented racist and gambler in its ring of honor…

  22. dirtyhelmet says: Jun 26, 2017 9:35 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Jun 26, 2017 8:54 PM
    Lots of big talk from fans of a team that literally signed a gout who was in jail. I’m starting to see why you’ve never won a championship.

    ———————————————————
    Carl, guessing you already are, but why don’t you go get hammered with the rest of the dump you live in. Wi is ridiculous in the eyes of the rest of the country, nothing but a bunch of drunks. I’ve lived in a few different states and have been in most of the states in the Union. I’m living in Wi to be a good dad to my son and it’s truly disgusting. I’d be willing to bet that I’m the only one in my neighborhood that hasn’t had a drink tonight. You have absolutely zero right to judge on anything alcohol related.

  23. mzew233 says: Jun 26, 2017 9:41 PM

    The guy was clean for 90 days. Failed a single test.

    And suddently all the people here are expert Psychologists. Hes won a superbowl ring and signed for millions of dollars to play football. He doesnt ‘choose alcohol over football’

    Inface if we go back 90 days for the entier board here, I think Flloyd would win for most time abstained from alcohol within 90 days.

  24. djvh2 says: Jun 26, 2017 9:49 PM

    What an embarrassing team, and even more embarrassing (if that’s possible) that some people believe any of his excuse.

  25. stellarperformance says: Jun 26, 2017 9:57 PM

    The Phantom Stranger says:
    Jun 26, 2017 7:59 PM
    The irony here is that a recent study found that Wisconsin has 10 of the 20 drunkest cities in America, with number one being…you guessed it…Green Bay.
    /////////////////////////////////////////

    This isn’t exactly true. Sure, Green Bay was ranked No. 1 in “alcohol consumption per capita,” but that does not equate to drunkenness when you’re dealing with professionals. Viking fans are drunk flat on their backs after four beers, so the comparison doesn’t work.

  26. stellarperformance says: Jun 26, 2017 9:58 PM

    upnorthvikesfan says:
    Jun 26, 2017 7:32 PM
    If he kicks the bottle, this guy can be a seriously awesome player. I just hope he realizes that.
    ///////////////////////////

    If he can kick the bottle, he should be their kicker.

  27. jermainewiggins says: Jun 26, 2017 11:11 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Jun 26, 2017 7:29 PM

    Too bad you Minnesotans can’t hold your liquor and/or drink it responsibly.

    —–
    Yeah neither can letroy guion.

  28. nyneal says: Jun 26, 2017 11:57 PM

    Of course the Vikings support him. This is the way the NFL operates. If a guy is a good player, he can do just about anything and get support from his team. If he’s a bad player, he’ll get a one way ticket out of town.

  29. genericcommenter says: Jun 27, 2017 12:28 AM

    Based on their history you can’t blame them too much on this one. They embraced the return of someone who committed violence against a child and now they support someone who committed what was essentially a “pre-crime.”

  30. shaggytoodle says: Jun 27, 2017 12:39 AM

    The Phantom Stranger says:
    Jun 26, 2017 7:59 PM
    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Jun 26, 2017 7:29 PM

    Too bad you Minnesotans can’t hold your liquor and/or drink it responsibly.
    _______

    The irony here is that a recent study found that Wisconsin has 10 of the 20 drunkest cities in America, with number one being…you guessed it…Green Bay.
    __________________________

    Its ok to be drunk,,,, its the driving, and being on probation/house arrest… that is where the issues, come up…

  31. stellarperformance says: Jun 27, 2017 7:14 AM

    Regarding Green Bay drinking statistics. Not fake news. Look it up.

    “The study also found cities with heavy drinking tend to have better-educated, higher earning and healthier populations than cities with the lowest excessive drinking rates.”

    As I said…….you’re dealing with “professionals.” Viking fans always fall off their high horses trying to keep up. That’s not fake news either.

  32. wafflestomp says: Jun 27, 2017 7:18 AM

    A state of confusion and denial, it’s great to see that the team has taken their fans lead.

  33. dayglo80 says: Jun 27, 2017 8:08 AM

    And this is why I said we needed to sign Decker. can’t rely on Floyd staying sober, Treadwell finally getting it, a repeat from Theilen or Diggs to stay healthy

  34. truthbetold109 says: Jun 27, 2017 9:16 AM

    I could be snarky and rip on the vikings here but I am going to pass on this one. Teams cannot control what their players do. I get they want to back them because once they leave the sport they really spin out of control. If you can turn them around it can be a win-win. Sometimes though, enough is enough.

  35. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 27, 2017 11:33 AM

    I was wondering how long it would take stellar to come back with his patented position that sconnies drink to excess a lot, but it’s okay because they’re really, really good at it. Get some help, dude.

  36. dwoofer says: Jun 27, 2017 11:35 AM

    Let’s face it: Vikings adopted a problem child. Did they see the police video? The worst thing they can do for Floyd is to minimize what he did. He needs to admit and face what he did and what he is, and then maybe he will realize his need for change.

  37. skyflyer63 says: Jun 27, 2017 1:08 PM

    When will the NFL be dropping the suspension on this guy. Hopefully its six games and he spends the entire time in rehab… if not the next time he might just kill a fan on the road.

  38. Frazier28/7 says: Jun 27, 2017 1:18 PM

    heard another great example today of why Macky and Judd are complete tools and will always be #2 to the Fan in Minnesota.

  39. contra74 says: Jun 27, 2017 8:50 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jun 27, 2017 7:14 AM
    Regarding Green Bay drinking statistics. Not fake news. Look it up.

    “The study also found cities with heavy drinking tend to have better-educated, higher earning and healthier populations than cities with the lowest excessive drinking rates.”

    As I said…….you’re dealing with “professionals.” Viking fans always fall off their high horses trying to keep up. That’s not fake news either.
    —–
    The article referenced cities.

    Actual cities.

    Not hitching posts like Green Bay.

    You lose.

  40. wordsmith513 says: Jun 29, 2017 8:27 PM

    Floyd drinks like the real Vikings did. That is why the real Viking ships liter the bottom of the sea.

  41. wordsmith513 says: Jun 29, 2017 8:41 PM

    I like the way Minnesota supports their losers. Love boats, Peterson child wiping seminars, Metro-dome cave in, the billion dollar – bird killing – panel falling – leaking stadium, 4 SB practices – which they lost. A reasonable person might call it a legacy of failure – just like the real Vikings. I don’t see any real Vikings around to refute me.

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