New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd began serving a 24-day jail sentence at Arizona's Maricopa County Jail this week after pleading guilty to second-offense extreme DUI.
Floyd was arrested Dec. 12 after Scottsdale police found him asleep at the wheel at a stoplight. He had a blood-alcohol level of .217, almost three times the legal limit. However, the extreme DUI charge of driving with a BAL of .20 or greater, which carried a more serious sentence, was among six charges dismissed. He pleaded to only driving with a BAL between .15 and .19 and received a 120-day sentence, 96 days of which he can serve under house arrest, in addition to more than $5,000 in fines, court-ordered counseling and 30 hours of community service.
The Arizona Cardinals released the 27-year-old, who then signed with the Patriots and won a Super Bowl ring earlier this month despite being inactive for the game, which did not go over well with many people.
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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
Floyd will be a free agent when the new league year begins March 9.