When the Minnesota Vikings signed wide receiver Michael Floyd last week, it was thought that he was not going to be able to take part in any of the Vikings’ practices prior to training camp. The reason for that was because he is currently under house arrest as part of his sentence for the “extreme DUI” he was found guilty of. He was supposed to be under house arrest until June.
Well, the bad news is that he’s still under house arrest. The good news. . .at least as far as his preparing to contribute for the Vikings is concerned. . .Floyd’s “house” is apparently relocating.
According to Darren Wolfson of KSTP in Minneapolis (you can click on the tweet to see more of the details), Floyd is actually due in the Twin Cities on Friday. That’s because his house arrest has been transferred to Minnesota, and that he’ll be able to participate in mini-camps and Organized Team Activities with the team.
Floyd, as we’ve mentioned on numerous occasions, is a Minnesota native, having attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School before moving on to his college career at Notre Dame. I’m not sure if he’ll be living with family as a result of this or if he had a home in the Cities or what have you, but whatever the case may be, it appears he won’t be behind the proverbial 8-ball when Training Camp starts in July after all.
While the team is still expecting some sort of discipline to happen to Floyd following his arrest, he still has a pretty solid opportunity to grab onto the third wide receiver spot in the Vikings’ offense, allowing him to team up with Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen to form a pretty darn solid top three. Being available for OTAs will only help his chances on that front.
(Found Wolfson’s tweet via a tweet from Adam Patrick at The Viking Age, so kudos to him on that.)