Former Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd has started his jail sentence of 24 days.
On Thursday, he began his time behind bars after he pleaded guilty to a single charge of extreme DUI which has a blood alcohol content of between 0.15 and 0.19, said the prosecutor in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The sentence for Floyd include jail time of 120 days that has 24 days behind bars and 96 days in home detention, plus over $5,115 in fees and fines, admittance to an alcohol education program that is court directed and community service for 30 hours.
Floyd’s most recent arrest came early in the morning on December 12 after police in Scottsdale found the player sleeping behind the wheel of an SUV with its engine running.
His level of blood-alcohol was .217. He was charged with seven counts, but six including an extreme DUI charge of over 0.20 were all dismissed.
The alcohol program that is court directed will require the former Patriots wide out to serve an unspecified number of hours in class, which following a pre-program screening will be determined.
On December 14, the Cardinals waived Floyd following his arrest just one day prior. One day later, New England claimed the wide receiver due to having a number of receivers that were plagued by injury.
While with New England, Floyd played in three of the Patriots games. However, for both New England’s AFC Championship game at home versus Pittsburgh and Super Bowl LI against Atlanta, Floyd was a healthy scratch.
Floyd is now an unrestricted free agent following the end of the season after the Patriots won Super Bowl LI over the Falcons.
He has said that he wants to return to play for the Patriots but it is not clear how the home detention part of the sentence will factor into his participation during the offseason with whatever team he ends up signing for.
A spokesperson with the NFL said that the league office has monitored the developments in the Floyd case but at the time does not have any comment.
In five seasons with Arizona and three games with New England, Floyd has caught 246 receptions for 3,781 yards and 24 touchdowns. As a collegiate player, Floyd attended Notre Dame.