The Minnesota Vikings have drawn a line in the sand for Michael Floyd.
The wide receiver was ordered by an Arizona judge to spend a day in jail last month after violating terms of his house arrest in the wake pleading guilty to drunken driving earlier this year.
Floyd claimed drinking kombucha tea, which he didn't know was fermented, was the reason he was flagged for consuming alcohol, which he was not supposed to do under house arrest.
That better be true, otherwise he'll likely find himself back on the free agent market after splitting last season between the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots.
“Do I believe it? I don’t know how much tea he drank. I have no clue,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told the Pioneer Press, recounting his discussion with Floyd after a series of failed self-administered Breathalyzer tests.
“I don’t have any doubt why there’d be skepticism, but he told me that he wasn’t (drinking). That it was legit.”
“I said, ‘If I find out you’re lying to me, I’m going to cut you,’ ” Zimmer said.
Floyd has now finished the terms of his sentence and has been otherwise publicly supported by the club.
General manager Rick Spielman released a statement last month, after the judge's ruling, saying the Vikings "expect (Floyd) to be with the team at the start of training camp" on July 26.
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