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Vikings player Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court

Vikings player Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court

Floyd was ordered to appear before Scottsdale (Ariz.) City Judge Statia Hendrix on Monday afternoon to prove he did not violate probation from his February extreme DUI conviction.

Minnesota Vikings receiver Michael Floyd will have to serve another day in jail and will have to finish the last five days of his house arrest in Arizona, according to ESPN.

Minnesota Vikings receiver Michael Floyd got an additional day of jail time and other penalties for violating terms of his house arrest.

Floyd pleaded guilty in February for extreme drunken driving.

The house-arrest sentence was transferred from Arizona to Minnesota last month, allowing Floyd to participate in the Vikings' offseason program.

The court allowed Floyd to transfer his house arrest to Minnesota in May after the Vikings signed him to a $1.4 million non-guaranteed contract.

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"It appears he's in violation and he should be ordered to serve the rest of his jail time", city prosecutor Caron Close told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Monday.

Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage, and fermentation does create alcohol.

Spielman said they expect Floyd to be with the team by the start of training camp on July 26. As a condition of that sentence, he could not consume alcohol during his house arrest.

"I am writing to request Mr. Floyd not have his court mandated requirements negatively impacted since he did not know the kombucha tea he ingested contained alcohol", Warren's letter read.

The Vikings continue to support Michael Floyd as they have since signing him. Police say they found Floyd passed out behind the wheel on December 12.

The Arizona Cardinals released him days later. He finished the 2016 season with the New England Patriots but didn't play in their Super Bowl win and became a free agent after the season. The magnitude of his BAC - 0.055 percent - will make it easier for the judge to conclude that Floyd was simply rolling the dice and hoping he wouldn't be tested, perhaps with the kombucha tea defense tucked into his back pocket.


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