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Cardinals release Michael Floyd after arrest on DUI charge

The Arizona Cardinals have released wide receiver Michael Floyd two days after he was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and failure to obey a police officer.

The alleged incident happened just hours after his game Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Floyd caught two passes for 18 yards in that game.

Floyd was found unconscious behind the wheel of his running vehicle at a Scottsdale intersection early Monday morning, police said.

According to police report, Floyd’s black Cadillac Escalade sat through at least two green-light cycles with him passed out behind the wheel before police officers barricaded his SUV between their cars as they prepared to wake him up.

The SUV was on, and Floyd’s foot was on the brake, the report said.

Floyd initially told officers that he was leaving his home in Scottsdale to pick his nephew up from the airport, but his story evolved into him having one drink, and he later said it was two drinks, according to the report.

Police said Floyd’s story jumped around between him drinking on the team plane back from Miami and drinking at the W Scottsdale hotel, but Floyd eventually “settled” on having had wine — “house cabernet” — on the team plane. Floyd also told the officers he was on a blood-thinning medication.

Floyd had three alcohol-related brushes with the law at Notre Dame, including a DUI in his final season. Floyd said at the time that he was undergoing counseling and had changed the people around him.

Floyd had 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns in what would be a very disappointing season.

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