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Michael Floyd had a blood-alcohol level of .217, police report says

Michael Floyd was cut by the Cardinals after his Dec. 12 DUI arrest.Getty Images

FOXBOROUGH — New Patriots receiver Michael Floyd was back on the practice field Wednesday, hours after video of his Dec. 12 arrest on DUI charges in Scottsdale, Ariz., surfaced courtesy of TMZ.com

The video shows Floyd passed out behind the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade at an intersection and is recorded on both dashboard cam and the arresting officer’s body cam.

Floyd’s blood-alcohol level was .217, according to the police report.

Floyd could face stiff consequences — including jail time — if he is convicted for having a blood alcohol level over .15. The penalties are even harsher for a conviction over .20, including a mandatory 45-day sentence and fines. The legal limit for alcohol in Arizona is .08.


Floyd, who was with the Arizona Cardinals at the time of the incident, was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle at a traffic light in Scottsdale. In the video, officers are seen waking him up and then telling him to shut off the car.

Floyd, 27, is asked if he knows why officers have arrived and removed him from his vehicle, and he answers, “No, I do not.”

Under Arizona law, there are three different classifications for DUI. A standard DUI is when the blood-alcohol concentration is more than .08. An extreme DUI is when the BAC is more than .15. A super extreme DUI is when the BAC is more than .20.

Floyd is not due back in court until Feb. 24, but if he is convicted of a super extreme DUI, he will face a mandatory 45-day sentence.

The Cardinals released Floyd, a first-round draft pick in 2012, on Dec. 14. The Patriots claimed him the next day and had him travel with the team to Denver, but he was inactive for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not comment on the video when asked Wednesday.

“We were aware of the situation before we claimed him,’’ Belichick said when asked if he had seen the tape. “He’s in an ongoing legal situation that I’m not going to comment on.’’


Floyd was also arrested for DUI before his senior season at Notre Dame in 2009.

Belichick said the organization has support systems in place for players dealing with issues.

“Well, we have a lot of things on our team to handle a multitude of things that players, coaches, anybody in our organization really, that can come up,’’ said the coach. “There are a lot of things outside of football that we all deal with. It’s a long, long list and we provide a lot of resources for everybody on that. So yeah, absolutely, without a doubt.’’

Video: Michael Floyd arrest

In 76 games in four-plus seasons in Arizona, Floyd had 242 catches (on 457 targets) for 3,739 yards and 23 touchdowns. This season, Floyd has 33 catches for 446 yards and 4 TDs. He had three catches for 61 yards against the Patriots in the season opener.

While a student at Notre Dame, Floyd was cited for drunken driving in early 2011 and suspended from the team. He was reinstated in the summer but stripped of his captaincy. He set a school record with 100 receptions that fall.

Ben Volin, Nora Princiotti, and Matt Pepin contributed to this report. Material from the Associated Press also was used.