Zimmer says Vikings will cut Floyd if he is lying about the Kombucha

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer
(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer /

The head coach of the Minnesota Vikings is not afraid to talk about what he told the wide receiver would happen if it came out that he was lying about not drinking alcohol.

During Mike Zimmer’s tenure as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, there have not really been many players that have found their name in the headlines for getting in trouble with the law. But there is a reason for that and that is because Zimmer is not going to waste his time on a player who could impact the team in a negative way.

When the Vikings signed wide receiver Michael Floyd to a one-year deal back in May, the team was hoping that his trouble with the law was over and done with. However, Floyd ended up testing positive for alcohol in June and had to appear before a judge yet again as a result.

GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 10: Wide receiver Michael Floyd
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 10: Wide receiver Michael Floyd /

The receiver and the team blamed the positive test on him consuming too much Kombucha tea. It still seems like a ridiculous excuse, but Minnesota has supported Floyd during this incident and even took a bit of the blame as well.

As a collective group, the Vikings are standing behind the receiver’s excuse. But what does the team’s head coach think about the situation?

It seems as though Zimmer is one of the many who are not entirely convinced with Floyd blaming his positive test on a late-night Kombucha party.

"“Do I believe it? I don’t know how much tea he drank. I have no clue. I don’t have any doubt why there’d be skepticism, but he told me that he wasn’t (drinking). That it was legit.” Minnesota Vikings The Viking Age 0d - 6 biggest draft steals in Minnesota Vikings history More headlines around FanSided: 1d - Former Vikings first-round pick could reportedly return to NFC North 1d - Bears analyst has extremely embarrassing Kirk Cousins take 1d - 6 Vikings who (maybe) won't make the 53-man roster in 2023 2d - Which teams could be drafting a quarterback next year? 2d - Predicting what the Vikings will do in the 2023 NFL Draft based on 2022 More News at The Viking Age"

His statement was reported by the Pioneer Press’ Brian Murphy on Thursday and the coach went on to elaborate about what would happen to Floyd if it came out that he was lying about not drinking anything more than Kombucha the night before his positive test.

"“I said, ‘If I find out you’re lying to me, I’m going to cut you.’”"

Everyone in Minnesota knows that Zimmer is a hard-nosed coach and he means business. But this statement about Floyd really captures one the coach’s finest qualities.

He does not care who you are or what you have done in the past. If a player’s stupid actions casts a spotlight on the team for the wrong reasons, Zimmer is clearly not afraid to show that player the door.

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For Floyd’s sake, he better be telling the truth because making Mike Zimmer mad is not exactly the brightest of ideas one can have.