Patriots WR Michael Floyd begins jail sentence for extreme DUI

BY Andre Vergara • February 17, 2017

New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd began serving 24 days at Arizona's Maricopa County Jail this week after pleading guilty to second-offense extreme DUI.

Floyd was arrested Dec. 12 after Scottsdale police found him asleep at the wheel at a stoplight. He had a blood-alcohol level of .217, almost three times the legal limit. However, the extreme DUI charge of driving with a BAL of .20 or greater, which carried a more serious sentence, was among six charges dismissed. He pleaded to only driving with a BAL between .15 and .19 and received a 120-day sentence, 96 days of which he can serve under house arrest, in addition to more than $5,000 in fines, court-ordered counseling and 30 hours of community service, according to multiple reports.




After his arrest, the Arizona Cardinals released the 27-year-old, who then signed with the Patriots and won a Super Bowl ring earlier this month despite being inactive for the game, which did not go over well with many people.

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Floyd, who finished last season with 37 catches for 488 yards and five TDs, will be a free agent when the new league year begins March 9. Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio writes that Floyd could face a suspension of more than two games.



 



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