Jonathan Roy of FOX 10 reports that Patriots free agent WR Michael Floyd plead guilty to one count of extreme DUI in Scottsdale City Court on Thursday. According to Roy, Floyd’s other six counts were dismissed.
Floyd has reportedly been sentenced to 120 days in jail with 24 of them being served at Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the other 96 allowed to be served as home detention. Floyd will also have to perform 30 hours of community service and pay a fine of $5,115.99, per Roy.
Floyd was arrested back in December on DUI charges after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel. The Scottsdale Police Department mentioned that Floyd was found unconscious at the wheel of his car at 2:48 a.m. with the car still running.
Mike Reiss of ESPN previously reported that the Patriots and Floyd are both interested in him returning to New England for the 2017 season.
Before that, Floyd mentioned that he’s hoping to re-sign with the Patriots this offseason.
“I hope to be back in Foxborough,” Floyd said, via Reiss. “I love it here. I hope that I can make that happen, for sure.”
Floyd, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2012. He played his four-year, $9.972 million contract before the Cardinals elected to pick up his fifth-year option last year. However, Arizona elected to cut him loose on Wednesday and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Patriots.
Floyd is in line to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks.
In 2016, Floyd has appeared in 15 games and caught 37 passes for 488 yards receiving and five touchdowns for the Patriots. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 94 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2017 Free Agents list.