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Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Floyd suspended four games for substance abuse violation

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd has been suspended the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

The league issued Floyd’s penalty Friday.

He pleaded guilty to one count of extreme DUI — his blood-alcohol level was more than 2½ times the legal limit — in February after being arrested in Arizona last December. Floyd was punished with 24 days in jail and 96 days of home confinement, plus counseling and a $5,000 fine. 

Floyd also had to serve an extra day in jail after violating terms of his home arrest — he claimed consumption of kombucha tea, which he didn’t know was fermented, was the reason he was flagged by self-administered Breathalyzer tests.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer recently vowed to cut Floyd if his story about the tea proves false. The team has otherwise been publicly supportive.

Floyd is eligible to participate in all preseason…

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