FLOYD HAD BAC OF .217, FACES JAIL TIME
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.”