The suspension stems from an "extreme DUI" arrest in 2016 while Floyd was a member of the Arizona Cardinals.
Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer, in an article published by the Pioneer Press on Thursday, said if Floyd wasn't telling the truth about drinking kombucha tea, the receiver would face consequences. He wasn't allowed to drink alcohol once released, but he tested positive recently during an at-home test. I don't know how much tea he drank.
The Vikings announced Friday that Floyd would miss the first four games of the upcoming season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
"I don't have any doubt why there'd be skepticism, but he told me that he wasn't (drinking)". His blood-alcohol level was.217 on December 11 when police arrested him after finding Floyd asleep at a traffic light behind the wheel of his running vehicle.
Floyd will officially be eligible to return to the active roster on Monday, Oct. 2, a week ahead of Minnesota's Monday Night Football matchup with the Chicago Bears. The 27-year-old served the first 24 days of his 120-day jail sentence at a county facility before spending the final 96 days in home confinement, per court records.
A suspension was expected, but it's apparent that Floyd is on thin ice with the Vikings organization.
A native of St. Paul, the former Notre Dame star signed with the Vikings in the offseason, but got into more trouble after agreeing to the deal.
"I said, 'If I find out you're lying to me, I'm going to cut you, ' " Zimmer said.