Michael Floyd due in court for 'non-compliance of high alcohol tests'

Michael Floyd was five days away from ending his 96-day home arrest when he tested positive for alcohol, breaking the terms of his probation agreement, according to the court. Floyd claims he drank several bottles of kombucha tea drinks and was not aware they contained alcohol.

Former Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd is due back in court June 26 for “non-compliance of high alcohol tests” related to his guilty plea earlier this year to an extreme DUI charge, a Scottsdale City Court spokesperson confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Friday.

According to the court, Floyd, who spent 24 days in county jail and is serving out the rest of his 120-day sentence on home confinement, had a non-compliant test Sunday.

A Minnesota native, Floyd entered his guilty plea Feb. 16.

He signed with the hometown Vikings last month.

“Michael Floyd started his 96-day home monitoring on March 13, 2017.  During this time period, Michael was tested a minimum of six times per day. For the first 90 days, Michael’s blood alcohol content was 0.0 for all of his 500 plus tests," said a statement provided by Floyd's agent, Brian Murphy

“On June 10, 2017, Michael watched movies at his place of residence until 3:00 a.m. During that time, he drank several bottles of kombucha tea drinks, unaware that the drinks contain alcohol.

“On June 11, 2017 at 5:30 a.m., Michael was tested and his blood alcohol content was .055. Michael was tested again at 5:54 a.m. and his blood alcohol content was down to .045. Michael was tested again at 6:23 a.m. and his blood alcohol content was .044. He then went back to sleep and missed a test at 6:33 a.m.

“Michael was five days away from the end of his home monitoring. Prior to and after this incident, Michael has not had any alcohol whatsoever since the start of his home monitoring. Unfortunately, the kombucha teas that Michael did drink resulted in a positive blood alcohol content reading.  As a result, the Court wishes to hear from Michael on June 26.  At that time, Michael will have an opportunity to explain how this unfortunate test result happened.”

TMZ reported Friday that Floyd’s alcohol monitoring system flagged five “events” on Sunday and Monday and three of them were for high alcohol.

 

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