Cardinals president Michael Bidwill explained on Sunday that receiver Michael Floyd had an opportunity to remain with the team, but he showed no remorse following his arrest on suspicion of DUI.
"Their story changed, there was no remorse, we ask him to be proactive in terms of his approach to this — (he was) unapologetic," Bidwill told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. "I was not satisfied with how he handled it.
"He certainly could’ve played it a lot differently," Bidwill added. "We wanted to give him an opportunity to address his issues. How this whole set of circumstances (unfolded), I was just disappointed about how it played out."
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Bidwill also indicated that Floyd did not tell the team about his arrest and that the club discovered the news via their own sources. The Cardinals did not waive Floyd immediately following his arrest, but because of ther way they felt he handled the days immediately following the incident, they let him go.
"We asked him to proactively address this, we had multiple conversations with him, with his agent, they just didn’t want to do that," Bidwill said. "We decided, you know what, we’re moving on.
"I hope he gets healthy. I like him personally. He’s a great kid. I was really disappointed with how he handled this and you know, how he was handling his approach to the game, his approach to conditioning and approach to things, and I think it was affecting him, some of his issues were affecting him on the field."