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Michael Floyd Blows a .217 Blood Alcohol Level

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According to a police report supplied by the Scottsdale, Arizona PD, former Arizona Cardinals and current New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd had a blood-alcohol content level of .217 when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI charges, nearly three times the legal limit to operate a motor vehicle.

The former Cardinals pass-catcher, who was arrested by Scottsdale (Arizona) Police on Dec. 12, had a BAC level that was more than twice the legal limit, test results released by the police department’s crime lab. If convicted on the charges, Floyd faces a mandatory sentence of 45 days in jail since BAC levels in Arizona over .20 are categorized as a super extreme DUIs under Arizona state law. Arizona’s BAC legal limit is .08.

Floyd was charged with two counts of DUI and one count of obstructing a roadway and failure to obey a police officer. The incident occurred hours after the Cardinals returned to Arizona following their 26-23 loss in Miami. The Cardinals released Floyd two days after his arrest and he was claimed off waivers by the Patriots.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked about the charges and if he saw the police video, and the always elaborating head coach responded, “Yeah, we were aware of his situation when we claimed him.  He’s in an ongoing legal situation. I’m not going to comment on.”

Source: NFL.com


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Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.