New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd must now face the consequences for an arrest back in December, after pleading guilty to second-offense extreme DUI (.15-.19).
On Thursday, Floyd began serving the first part of his 120-day sentence – a 24-day stint at the Arizona Maricopa County Jail. The other 96 days will be spent under house arrest. He must also pay more than $5,000 in fines, attend a court-ordered alcohol education program and take part in 30 hours of community service.
These retributions are the result of an event in which Floyd was found asleep at the wheel at a stoplight in Scottsdale, Arizona on Dec. 12. His blood-alcohol level at the time was .217, which is almost three times the legal limit, but extreme DUI equal or greater than a blood-alcohol level of .20 was one of Floyd’s six charges that were dismissed.
The former Arizona Cardinal was waived by the team after the incident and picked up by the New England Patriots.
Floyd went on to play three games for the Pats and win a Super Bowl ring even though he was a healthy scratch during both the AFC Championship and the big game.
Floyd will become a free agent on March 9. It will be interesting to see how his sentence will factor into any offseason training.