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Vikings Standing in Support of WR Floyd Despite Having to Spend a Day in Jail

An Arizona judge on Monday ruled Michael Floyd violated the terms of his house arrest by testing positive for alcohol earlier this month, but Floyd was sentenced to only one day in jail, and the Vikings issued a statement of support for their new wide receiver, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

General Manager Rick Spielman issued this statement: “When we signed Michael Floyd, we hoped he would show signs of improvement and we continue to expect that he shows progress and a professional attitude. We believe Michael will be a productive member of the Vikings organization, both on and off the field. Pursuant to the ruling of the Arizona Court earlier today, Michael will serve the remainder of his sentence and we expect him to be with the team at the start of training camp in Mankato when the players report on July 26.”

At the time of the failed tests on June 11, Floyd still was serving a 120-day sentence, the first 24 of which were spent in jail. The remainder of his sentence was house arrest, with random breath tests administered at a minimum of six times a day.

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