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Re: Floyd tests positive for alcohol

Post by chicagopurple » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:33 pm

see ya later, violator.......

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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:56 am

HardcoreVikesFan wrote:It is always SOMETHING with this franchise. Literally cannot go a year without something astronomically embarrassing happening.


He needs help. I hope Minnesota can help get him the resources he needs. However, he doesn't deserve a spot on this roster - cut him.
He had some booze. Why is that "astronomically embarrassing"?? He messed up, cut him. I didnt want the guy in the first place and it was a one year prove it deal. We weren't indebted to him so who cares. I'd much rather have Treadwell as our #3 and Wright as our #4 anyways. Plus have Adams/Coley compete for the #5 spot. I think Floyd was a long shot to make it anyways. He never impressed me even in Arizona.
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Re: Floyd tests positive for alcohol

Post by Hunter Morrow » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:58 pm

Six urinalyses a day and he goofed up five days before he was done with it. What a dope. Can we still get Decker?

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Post by S197 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:21 pm

Hunter Morrow wrote:Six urinalyses a day and he goofed up five days before he was done with it. What a dope. Can we still get Decker?
Decker signed with the Titans.

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Re: Floyd tests positive for alcohol

Post by dead_poet » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:33 pm

Doh

Vikings to judge: We encouraged Michael Floyd to drink kombucha tea
“I am writing to request Mr. Floyd not have his court mandated requirements negatively impacted since he did not know the kombucha he ingested contained alcohol,” Warren wrote in the June 21 letter, which was cc’d to Vikings president Mark Wilf, general manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer.

Floyd said in a sworn affidavit the Vikings encourage their players to consume kombucha tea as a health drink, and that it is served “on tap” at Winter Park.
http://www.twincities.com/2017/06/24/vi ... bucha-tea/
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:02 am

I am not amused.

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Post by halfgiz » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:31 pm

Vikings WR Michael Floyd was sentenced to 1 day in jail and has to serve the final 5 days of his house arrest for violating terms of his arrest.

Next up...what is he going to get from Roger.

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Re: Floyd tests positive for alcohol

Post by S197 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:25 pm

dead_poet wrote:Doh

Vikings to judge: We encouraged Michael Floyd to drink kombucha tea
http://www.twincities.com/2017/06/24/vi ... bucha-tea/
Man, someone on the Vikings staff screwed up. How can you give something to your players and not know what it contains? The bottles they sell at Whole Foods even have an alcohol disclaimer on them. It should be common knowledge for anyone serving this stuff that the fermentation process creates alcohol.

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Re: Floyd tests positive for alcohol

Post by 5thWave » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:06 am

Floyd gets a one day jail sentence...

Vikings Statement On Michael Floyd Ruling 12
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Statement from #Vikings GM Rick Spielman on Michael Floyd http://mnvkn.gs/hz4ACq
Eden Prairie, MN (June 26, 2017) – 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.
5:58 PM - 26 Jun 2017

The Minnesota Vikings released a statement following the verdict in Michael Floyd's hearing in Arizona today. The text of the statement from General Manager Rick Spielman is above.

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Re: Floyd tests positive for alcohol

Post by Cliff » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:57 am

Well if what the Vikings say is true then they definitely shouldn't cut him. This is on them and he shouldn't be punished for it. I'd be pretty upset with them that I had to spend a night in jail due to their instruction ...
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Re: Floyd tests positive for alcohol

Post by Mothman » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:41 am

S197 wrote:Man, someone on the Vikings staff screwed up. How can you give something to your players and not know what it contains? The bottles they sell at Whole Foods even have an alcohol disclaimer on them. It should be common knowledge for anyone serving this stuff that the fermentation process creates alcohol.
Right, which is why it seems FAR more likely to me that the Vikes are just backing the story of a player they signed and want to utilize this season.

I don't buy this tall tea tale.

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:09 am

Mothman wrote: Right, which is why it seems FAR more likely to me that the Vikes are just backing the story of a player they signed and want to utilize this season.

I don't buy this tall tea tale.
Me neither. If I am not mistaken he went from zero to whatever he tested at in a very short amount of time. He'd have to guzzle a lot of tea very quickly to do that.

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Re: Floyd tests positive for alcohol

Post by Cliff » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:16 am

Mothman wrote: Right, which is why it seems FAR more likely to me that the Vikes are just backing the story of a player they signed and want to utilize this season.

I don't buy this tall tea tale.
There are some things that validate it in my mind. First his 6 days left under monitoring. I find it unlikely that someone goes that far and then messes it up. Plus not long after he starts working with the Vikings he fails? That does fall in line with the story.

Why would the team be dumb enough to lie for a player that clearly hadn't learned his lesson? Rick's unwillingness to admit a mistake, perhaps? His upside is just that high? I don't know.
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Re: Floyd tests positive for alcohol

Post by Mothman » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:16 am

Cliff wrote:There are some things that validate it in my mind. First his 6 days left under monitoring. I find it unlikely that someone goes that far and then messes it up.
I don't find that unlikely at all, considering his history of alcohol-related problems.
Plus not long after he starts working with the Vikings he fails? That does fall in line with the story.

Why would the team be dumb enough to lie for a player that clearly hadn't learned his lesson? Rick's unwillingness to admit a mistake, perhaps? His upside is just that high? I don't know.
I don't either. :confused: Maybe they're trying to be supportive and believe they can help him if they can just keep him on the team and surround him with the right people. Maybe they just think he can help them win. Teams have done worse.

The bottom line for me is the story doesn't add up. It has the illogical complexity of an excuse. It seems far more likely to me that a player with a history of alcohol-related problems had a slip than that the Vikings signed such a player and, en masse, from trainers to coaches to teammates, failed to let him know there's alcohol in the tea they make available at their facilities and he should avoid drinking it. Nobody knew Floyd's situation and thought to warn him about it? I find that almost impossible to believe.

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Re: Floyd tests positive for alcohol

Post by Cliff » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:18 am

Mothman wrote:The bottom line for me is the story doesn't add up. It has the illogical complexity of an excuse. It seems far more likely to me that a player with a history of alcohol-related problems had a slip than that the Vikings signed such a player and, en masse, from trainers to coaches to teammates, failed to let him know there's alcohol in the tea they make available at their facilities and he should avoid drinking it. Nobody knew Floyd's situation and thought to warn him about it? I find that almost impossible to believe.
If the team did tell him to drink it my guess is that he saw it as a team sanctioned way to get a buzz. One or two of those probably wouldn't have shown up and that's probably what the team had in mind.

Perhaps it's something of a half truth - yes the team intended for him to drink the tea, but not that much.
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