Former Arizona Cardinals and current New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd pleaded guilty to one count of extreme DUI charges. He reportedly was sentenced to 120 days in a jail. But a Scottsdale City Court spokesperson said some of the sentence could be served as house arrest or deferred.
“This is a very typical sentence for a second time extreme DUI,” said Monica Lindstrom, the legal analyst for KTAR News 92.3 FM. “So, with the 120-day jail sentence, he’s looking at realistically serving 60 of those days. It can be done in jail it can be done outside of the state of Arizona. It also can be done on home arrest if the court allows it.”
Floyd was arrested on a DUI charge this past December. He was immediately released by the Cardinals. Soon after, Floyd was signed by New England. He is now a Super Bowl champion after such a change of life events.
Floyd posted this tweet following the victory.
— MichaelFloyd (@MichaelMFloyd) February 6, 2017
Some folks were not too happy to see where Floyd’s path led him considering the DUI charge. Floyd posted this tweet in response.
Damn I just realized ppl are really mad that I got a ring. I thought everyone would be happy for me. Oh well. I'm a champion!!
— MichaelFloyd (@MichaelMFloyd) February 7, 2017
It is what it is. There is bound to be specific news released as to whether Floyd will be required to serve the 120 days or be given a lighter punishment.
In the meantime, Floyd is an impending free agent heading into the 2017 NFL season.