On the one year anniversary of his DUI arrest, former New England Patriots wide receiver and current Minnesota Viking Michael Floyd reflected back on the past year of his life in an emotional social media posting on Tuesday that thanked both teams for giving him the opportunity to turn his life around.
On December 12, 2016, the then Arizona Cardinal was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, when police found him asleep at the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade. He was taken into custody for driving under the influence and released by the Cardinals two days later. The Patriots would claim Floyd off waivers on Dec. 15. He played in three games but was inactive for Super Bowl LI, he did earn a ring for his contributions.
According to an ESPN report, “Floyd went back to Arizona in February to serve 24 days in jail after pleading guilty to an extreme DUI and was put on house arrest for a subsequent 96 days.”
The Minnesota Vikings signed the St. Paul native to a one-year deal this past offseason, taking a chance on the receiver.
“Floyd was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Since his return in Week 5, the receiver had made nine catches for 78 yards.“
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On December 12, 2016 I was arrested for the biggest mistake of my life. I lost my dream job and thought I ruined my career. Two days later I was blessed with a second chance from the New England Patriots. I gave the Patriots everything I had and was again blessed to be part of their Super Bowl team. From the highs of the Super Bowl, I traveled back to Arizona to serve out my jail sentence. After some really difficult times I was blessed again and the team I grew up rooting for decided to take a chance on me. I couldn’t be more thankful to the Vikings and look forward to taking all of my experiences to help this team continue to be successful. Looking back on the past year I have experienced both the highest highs and the lowest lows. I would like to thank the Patriots and the Vikings for taking chances on me and for everyone else who has helped me over this past year. A year after making the biggest mistake of my life, I can honestly say, I’m a better person from it all and hope to continue to do and be better. #dontlosefaith #keeppushin
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