Archive for the ‘Minnesota Vikings’ Category

Vikings pressing fantasy questions: Dalvin Cook not yet a five-star chef

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Some fantasy owners are willing to give up their shoes to own Dalvin Cook this year. As the mercury rises, Brad Evans and Liz Loza will tackle pressing fantasy questions tied to every NFL team. Some fantasy owners are fully prepared to pull the trigger on hotshot rookie Dalvin Cook.

Juggernaut Index, No. 26: Vikings roster loaded with fantasy backups

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings fans, probably early last season when their team could do no wrong. There have been exactly eight individual seasons in NFL history in which a quarterback has started eight or more games and completed over 70 percent of his passes. It’s an exceptionally rare feat, accomplished first by Sammy Baugh in 1945, then not again until Ken Anderson in the strike-shortened 1982 season.

The Latest: Vikings player jailed for failed alcohol tests

Monday, June 26th, 2017

An Arizona judge has ordered Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd to serve one day in jail for failing alcohol tests that he blames on a type of fermented tea. Floyd and his lawyer did not attend the Scottsdale City Court hearing and had a teleconference with Judge Statia Hendrix. The hearing was meant to give Floyd the chance to make his case regarding the failed alcohol tests and another one he missed earlier this month, which stemmed from a 2016 drunken driving arrest where Scottsdale police say they found him passed out behind the wheel.

Vikings’ Floyd gets 1 day in jail for flunking alcohol test

Monday, June 26th, 2017

An Arizona judge on Monday ordered Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd to serve one day in jail for failing alcohol tests that he blamed on a type of fermented tea. The hearing was meant to give Floyd a chance to make his case regarding the failed alcohol tests and another appearance he missed earlier this month, which stemmed from a 2016 drunken driving arrest in which Scottsdale police say they found the then-Arizona Cardinals receiver passed out behind the wheel. Floyd and his lawyer did not attend the Scottsdale City Court hearing and had a teleconference with Judge Statia Hendrix. Hendrix ordered Floyd start his additional jail time Monday evening in Phoenix before concluding his

Vikings WR Michael Floyd sentenced to 1 day in jail for violating house arrest

Monday, June 26th, 2017

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) - Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd sentenced to one day in jail and five more days of house arrest after an Arizona judge found he violated the terms of his house arrest for a DUI, according to ESPN. Floyd reportedly tested positive for alcohol last week during his house arrest. He said he drank a fermented tea called kombucha, which he claims is the reason he failed the test. Floyd pleaded guilty in February for extreme drunken driving. Police said they found him passed out behind the wheel with a blood alcohol level more than two and a half times the legal limit to drive. He was placed on house arrest as part of the sentence he received in February. As

Vikings reportedly support Michael Floyd’s kombucha tea defense

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings reportedly are supporting Michael Floyd's claim that any alcohol present in drug tests he took while under house arrest came from drinking?kombucha tea. The Pioneer Press reported Saturday that Vikings?chief operating officer Kevin Warren wrote a letter of support and sent it to Robert Feinberg, Floyd's attorney. Feinberg submitted the document in a motion requesting that?Scottsdale (Arizona) City Judge Statia Hendrix cancel the wide receiver's hearing scheduled for Monday and restore electronic monitoring for the remaining five days of his 96-day house arrest. Floyd was ordered to attend the show-cause hearing after a review of alcohol monitoring reports indicated the presence

Vikings’ Michael Floyd violates terms of house arrest, records show

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd?is scheduled for a show-cause hearing later this month after court records show he violated the terms of his house arrest by drinking. Floyd is due in Scottsdale, Arizona, court June 26.? In a statement released Friday, Floyd said he "drank several bottles of kombucha tea drinks" while watching a movie at his home on Saturday. The receiver said he was "unaware that the drinks contain alcohol." According to webmd.com, the fermentation process of kombucha tea can yield trace amounts of alcohol. According to documents from the court obtained by ESPN, Floyd was contacted on Monday after a review of alcohol monitoring reports indicated a missed test, as

Central Alabama Community College placed on probation

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) – Central Alabama Community College has been placed on probation because of some financial issues. Al.com reports the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges put the school on 12-months’ probation, but officials say it will retain its accreditation during that timeframe. Central Alabama President Susan Burrow says the probation is the result of audit findings from previous years that have mostly been resolved. Burrow says it wouldn’t affect students or any school programs. SACS said the probation was the result of failure to comply with standards concerning financial stability and control of finances. A state audit released in March shows

Vikings back receiver Floyd’s alcohol in tea claim

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings officials are backing receiver Michael Floyd's fight against a house arrest violation that could land him in jail, one he says was caused by tea that contains alcohol. Floyd said in a sworn affidavit, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper, that the Vikings encourage players to drink kombucha tea as a health drink, saying it is served "on tap" at the team's headquarters. Floyd is fighting a ruling that he violated terms of his house arrest by accidentally ingesting alcohol contained in the tea.

Vikings’ Michael Floyd violates terms of house arrest, records show

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd?is scheduled for a show-cause hearing later this month after court records show he violated the terms of his house arrest by drinking. Floyd is due in Scottsdale (Arizona) court June 26.? In a statement released Friday, Floyd said he "drank several bottles of kombucha tea drinks" while watching a movie at his residence on Saturday. The receiver said he was "unaware that the drinks contain alcohol." According to webmd.com, the fermentation process of kombucha tea can yield trace amounts of alcohol. According to documents from the court obtained by ESPN, Floyd was contacted on Monday after a review of alcohol monitoring reports indicated a missed test,