Former Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd, who signed with the Minnesota Vikings in May, test positive for alcohol while on house arrest this week, TMZ Sports reported. That could lead to more jail time for Floyd.
The Scottsdale (Ariz.) City Court confirmed that Floyd's alcohol monitoring system flagged five events from last Sunday to Monday, with three described as "high alcohol tests."
Floyd, 27, was signed by the Patriots after he was released by the Arizona Cardinals last December following his arrest when he was found passed out behind the wheel of his car in Scottsdale. The house arrest is part of his sentence for that incident. He’s also prohibited from having alcohol while on house arrest.
The Notre Dame product played just three games for the Patriots. He totaled four receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown in two regular-season games, but a poor performance in the divisional round against the Texans (one reception for nine yards) led to him being inactive for both the AFC Championship and Super Bowl.
Floyd is from St. Paul, Minn., making his deal with the Vikings something of a homecoming. He denies any wrongdoing, telling the St. Paul Pioneer Press, "Totally false. The whole thing is false.” Floyd blamed the positive tests on Kombucha tea, which contains a very small amount of alcohol, but his blood alcohol content was reportedly between .044 and .055.
He’s now due in court on June 26 in Scottsdale and his house arrest, which was scheduled to end Friday, has been extended at least until his court hearing. He could be ordered back to jail if the court determines he violated the terms of the house arrest.