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8-8, 3rd in NFC North
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Vikes' Murray driven by Cook pick to win job

Latavius Murray says the Vikings' decision to trade up and select Dalvin Cook in the draft provides him motivation to win the starting running back competition in training camp.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The NFL has been monitoring Michael Floyd's developing situation but a league spokesman declined to comment further.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings WR Michael Floyd will serve his 1 day of jail starting at 6 p.m. AZ time today at the Maricopa County Jail. He'll begin his five days of house arrest on Wednesday.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

A Scottsdale judge found Vikings WR Michael Floyd in violation of the terms of his house arrest for by testing positive for alcohol, which he claimed was the result of drinking too much kombucha. Floyd was sentenced to one day in jail and has to finish the last five days of his house arrest. Floyd can serve the rest of his sentence in Arizona.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings receiver Michael Floyd will not be appearing in Scottsdale court today. The hearing will be done over the phone.

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Report: Vikes support Floyd's kombucha claim

The Pioneer Press is reporting that Vikings executive Kevin Warren wrote a letter to support Michael Floyd in his defense that any alcohol present in drug tests he took while under house arrest came from drinking kombucha tea.

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

The Vikings hired Mark Uyeyama as their new strength and conditioning coach, bringing him on to replace Brent Salazar (who left for a job with the U.S. Tennis Association). Uyeyama had spent the last nine seasons with the 49ers, serving as their head strength and conditioning coach from 2011-14 before being promoted to director of human performance from 2014-16.

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78 days to NFL season: Kai Forbath made 78.6 percent of his extra point attempts last season, lowest rate of any kicker (minimum five attempts). (Jeff Haynes/AP Images)

Ben Goessling ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Michael Floyd's agent, Brian Murphy: Michael Floyd started his 96-day home monitoring on March 13, 2017. During this time period, Michael was tested a minimum of six times per day. For the first 90 days, Michael's blood alcohol content was 0.0 for all of his 500 plus tests. On June 10, 2017, Michael watched movies at his place of residence until 3:00 a.m. During that time, he drank several bottles of kombucha tea drinks, unaware that the drinks contain alcohol. On June 11, 2017 at 5:30 a.m., Michael was tested and his blood alcohol content was .055. Michael was tested again at 5:54 a.m. and his blood alcohol content was down to .045. Michael was tested again at 6:23 a.m. and his blood alcohol content was .044. He then went back to sleep and missed a test at 6:33 a.m. Michael was five days away from the end of his home monitoring. Prior to and after this incident, Michael has not had any alcohol whatsoever since the start of his home monitoring. Unfortunately, the kombucha teas that Michael did drink resulted in a positive blood alcohol content reading. As a result, the Court wishes to hear from Michael on June 26. At that time, Michael will have an opportunity to explain how this unfortunate test result happened.

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.818th
Rushing Yards75.332nd
Points For20.423rd
Points Against19.26th

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