Mike Zimmer will have trouble getting out to Minnesota workouts over the next few weeks while recovering from eye surgery.
What will put a bigger damper on the Vikings though is the news that they have lost wide receiver Michael Floyd for the first four games of the season. The Vikings released a statement detailing the suspension Friday.
The former Patriots, Cardinals and Notre Dame receiver was suspended for violating his house arrest earlier this year — all of which stemmed from a DUI conviction in February.
After being sentenced to house arrest, Floyd was ordered not to consume any alcohol over the first 30 days he spent in his home after he was release from jail. In that time he tested positive for alcohol and blamed it on the kombucha tea he consumed not knowing it contained alcohol.
Now the NFL is handing down their own punishment with the four-game suspension.
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