Former Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Michael Floyd will be confined for 24 days in the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff’s Office jail after pleading guilty Thursday to extreme driving while intoxicated.
Floyd’s plea satisfies the other six charges against him, including a more serious “super extreme DUI” that could have required more jail time.
Michael Floyd court documents show he pleaded guilty to extreme DUI; other six counts dropped. pic.twitter.com/0BVjgASCCq— ABC15 Sports (@abc15sports) February 17, 2017
Besides the near-month incarceration, Floyd was sentenced to 96 days of home detention, fined $5,116 and required to perform 30 hours of community service.
Floyd, found passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle, allegedly had a blood alcohol concentration of .217 — 2 1⁄2 times the legal limit in Arizona. His plea, however, was to driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol concentration between .15 and .19.
The New England Patriots signed Floyd after the Arizona Cardinals released him because of his arrest. Although Floyd did not play in the Super Bowl, he will receive a Super Bowl ring because he was on the Patriots roster at the time.
The Patriots hold Floyd’s rights until March, at which point they can resign him. Ian Rapoport, NFL.com’s national insider, said Floyd would be “one of the more coveted receivers in the free agent market.”
Maricopa County’s inmate information portal isn’t working at the moment. But since Floyd’s booking mugshot has not appeared, it seems the wide receiver has not started his sentence yet.