Former Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd’s arrest video was released on Tuesday
Former Arizona Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd, now with the New England Patriots, had his DUI arrest video released by Scottsdale police on Tuesday. It shows a clearly dazed and confused man.
The video, taken from an officer’s body camera, shows a passed out Floyd at the wheel of his SUV, sitting at a stoplight with the vehicle running. The video shows police asking Floyd, once he was awakened, to keep his hands on his steering wheel. He refuses to comply.
The police got Floyd out of the vehicle and asked him a series of questions. The only one he seemed to correctly answer was that he was in Scottsdale.
This past Sunday during the pre-game show on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM, Cardinals president Michael Bidwill said ultimately the team released Floyd because he showed no remorse, offered no apologies for the incident.
Last week before all of this came out, I indicated that the Cardinals made the right move in cutting Floyd. Now the proof is there. The Cardinals had no choice.
Even though Floyd was likely not returning to the Cardinals in 2017 thanks to his on-the-field performance, had Floyd shown some remorse, he would have been around to finish out the season and possibly show someone he was worth a risk in 2017.
The Patriots didn’t wait that long. They signed him almost immediately after the Cardinals waived him. He was inactive this past Sunday against the Denver Broncos, though he did travel with the team.
Floyd will still have to face the music in Arizona as far as the crime. He is also very lucky not to have hurt or killed someone, including himself.
As previously stated, let’s all hope Floyd gets the help he needs. The last thing he should be worrying about right now is football. Regardless of what his buddies Larry Fitzgerald and other former teammates think of him, he needs help now.
Bidwill even said they loved Floyd. He’s a great guy. That wasn’t the issue here. His actions were criminal and he offered no apology for it. That’s not someone a high-profile organization such as the Cardinals can afford to associate with.
Hopefully the Patriots take a step back and allow Floyd to take care of his personal life first. I would love nothing more than to see him succeed with the Patriots or someone else in the future. Football will be there when he’s better.