FLOYD HAD BAC OF .217, FACES JAIL TIME

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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 ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence and other charges ear­lier this month in Scotts­dale, Ari­zona.

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

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 in Scotts­dale.

He was booked and re­leased from jail later that morn­ing.

Video of the in­ci­dent was also re­leased by Scotts­dale po­lice, and shows body cam video of an of­fi­cer observing Floyd’s SUV stopped de­spite twice re­ceiv­ing green lights. The of­fi­cer is seen ap­proach­ing the ve­hi­cle and finds Floyd asleep at the wheel with his foot on the brake. Af­ter be­ing awak­ened by the of­fi­cer knock­ing on the win­dow, Floyd ap­pears in­co­her­ent and ini­tially has trou­ble iden­ti­fy­ing his sur­round­ings.

Sea­hawks back Sher­man

B renton, wash.» Rus­sell Wilson and Doug Bald­win chose to dif­fuse any po­ten­tial is­sues lin­ger­ing in the Seat­tle Sea­hawks locker room from the lat­est side­line out­burst by cor­ner­back Richard Sher­man.

Bald­win and Wilson said Wed­nes­day that the Sea­hawks locker room is built to with­stand is­sues like the one that has been raised since Sher­man openly ques­tioned the of­fen­sive play-call­ing dur­ing last week’s 24-3 vic­tory over Los Angeles. Sher­man said he didn’t re­gret his out­burst dur­ing the third quar­ter of the vic­tory that clinched the NFC West.

For the most part, Sher­man’s team­mates have de­fended him, say­ing they un­der­stand he’s try­ing to do what’s best for the team.

Kuechly says no to re­tire

B char­lotte, n.c.» Pan­thers three-time All-Pro mid­dle line­backer Luke Kuechly says he’s not con­sid­er­ing re­tir­ing from play­ing foot­ball af­ter his sec­ond NFL con­cus­sion in as many years.

Kuechly has missed seven games in the past two years be­cause of con­cus­sions, in­clud­ing the last four.

Kuechly says that while he ap­pre­ci­ates the con­cern friends around the league and fam­ily have for him, he says “I’m hold­ing off that re­tire­ment word for prob­a­bly a lit­tle ways down the road . ... When­ever my op­por­tu­nity comes back, I will be back out there.”

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