Following a December arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol and a failed alcohol test during his house arrest, Minnesota Vikings receiver Michael Floyd Received a four-game suspension on Friday. ESPN's Field Yates first reported the news on Twitter.
Floyd, who turned in a miserable 2016 season with the Arizona Cardinals before the team ultimately released him and he latched on with the New England Patriots for a few weeks. Then in the offseason, he signed with Minnesota this offseason in hopes of turning things around. The Vikings weren't in need of a starting receiver, but Floyd represented the ideal no-risk, medium-reward potential that appealed to Minnesota.
But Floyd entered the offseason on the roster bubble and his failed alcohol test while on house arrest further added to the questions of if he would mak the roster. Then on Thursday we learned Minnesota's head coach Mike Zimmer told Floyd he would be cut instantly if the team discovers Floyd's excuse for the failed test, consuming too much Kombucha tea, turned out to be a lie.
Even if the Vikings never learn the truth behind that, this could mean the end for Floyd. He hauled in just 37 passes last season and totaled 448 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Turning 28 in November, a release by the Vikings could mark the end of Floyd's career just a few years after the Arizona Cardinals drafted him with the 13th overall pick in 2012.
Regardless of Floyd's place on the roster, he should be avoided in all fantasy leagues for the foreseeable future.