Patriots new receiver was near triple the limit for DUI when arrested

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A police report released Wednesday says Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and other charges earlier this month in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The legal limit for alcohol in Arizona is .08; Floyd’s blood-alcohol level was measured at .217.



WHO: Jets (4-10) at Patriots (12-2)

WHEN: 1 p.m. Saturday


Floyd played for the Arizona Cardinals at the time, but the team released him two days after his arrest. New England then claimed him off waivers.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Floyd was taken into custody early the morning of Dec. 12 after being found unconscious behind the wheel of his running Cadillac Escalade at an intersection.

He was booked and released from jail later that morning.

Video of the incident was also released Wednesday by Scottsdale police,

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