Report: Michael Floyd could be suspended for more than two games in 2017

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 21: Wide receiver Michael Floyd
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 21: Wide receiver Michael Floyd /

A hearing for the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver’s impending suspension reportedly occurred some time last week.

The last 12 months of Michael Floyd’s life certainly have not featured some of his best moments. From his DUI arrest that lead to his release from the Arizona Cardinals last season to his most recent incident involving him testing positive for alcohol while under house arrest.

According to a report by ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio on Tuesday, league officials had a hearing last week to review Floyd’s antics from the last year and come up with the proper discipline for his actions. Florio also mentions that the Minnesota Vikings’ wide receiver is facing a minimum, two-game suspension this season, but could also be in line for a lengthier penalty.

"“Under the current policy, he faces a two-game unpaid suspension, at a minimum. Given that he pleaded guilty to extreme DUI, the penalty could be even greater.Floyd’s blood-alcohol concentration was measured at 0.217 percent when he was arrested last year, putting him above the threshold for enhanced penalties.There’s a separate question as to whether Floyd’s recent violation of the terms of his house arrest, arising from a positive alcohol test, constitutes a second offense under the policy. If it does, he’ll be subject to a separate suspension of eight games.”"

The Vikings know that they will most likely be without Floyd’s services for at least their first two games this season. But a longer suspension for the receiver is not totally out of the question either, given the severity of his crimes.

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Minnesota did Floyd a favor this offseason by taking a chance on him and signing him to a contract. They knew that he would likely miss a couple of games this year due to a suspension, but a longer absence could result in the team rethinking their decision to keep him on the roster this season.