It was a roller coaster year for New England Patriots’ wide receiver Michael Floyd, to say the least. After the Patriots came back to beat the Atlantic Falcons in an amazing and historic Super Bowl LI, Floyd took to Twitter to celebrate the win and share his happiness.
A few days later Floyd tweeted: “Damn I just realized ppl are really mad that I got a ring. I thought everyone would be happy for me. Oh well. I’m a champion!!” indicating that there was some backlash to his celebratory tweets.
But, that is social media and Floyd’s season was one that could not be denied by the naysayers on Twitter.
Floyd began the 2016 season as a member of the Arizona Cardinals and many expected Floyd to have a huge year considering he was in a contract year. Many people also believed the Arizona Cardinals were primed for a Super Bowl run.
Both expectations fell flat.
In December of 2016 Floyd was arrested on DUI charges and immediately released by the Cardinals. New England moved in shortly after and picked him up.
Floyd was a guest on ESPN Radio’s “Weekend Observations” with Mike Golic Jr. and Jon Weiner over the past weekend and spoke about his season including his DUI.
“It hurt actually,” Floyd said on ESPN Radio’s “Weekend Observations” with Mike Golic Jr. and Jon Weiner. “It sucked, but I knew something was going to happen, but I did not actually think I was going to get released at all. When I did, obviously because of the decision that I made, they made that decision. I went home from work and I felt bad about everything. I felt bad from the beginning, knowing I was in trouble, and I knew there was going to be some punishment. I just felt terrible.”
In response to the backlash on Twitter Floyd had the following to say:
“Negative random people said the most crazy things,” Floyd said..
“I mean, it was probably mostly Arizona people, but they just think that I’m not sorry for what I did, or I disrespected Arizona. What I say is, ‘I made a mistake. I’m sorry for what I did. And I’m moving forward.’ I think some people didn’t want me to be successful. I think there’s a lot of people out there that don’t want people to succeed. You have to make the best of it, and for me, I ended up on a team that loved me and I was actually successful.”
And while Floyd’s tenure with Arizona ended badly he stated that “I would love to be where I was”, hinting that he would welcome a return to the Cardinals.
Floyd will hit free agency this year and likely end up on his 3rd team in less than a year.