TEMPE, Ariz. -- Incarcerated wide receiver Michael Floyd will not be allowed to leave the state of Arizona when his home detention begins March 13 until a motion is filed, according to the Scottsdale City Court.
Floyd began serving a 120-day sentence on Feb. 16 after pleading guilty to one charge of second offense extreme DUI (BAC of .15-.19) for an arrest Dec. 12 in Scottsdale when he was found asleep behind the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade at a traffic light.
By law, Floyd had to spend the first 48 hours of his sentence in jail. For 22 days starting Feb. 16, he is allowed to leave the Maricopa County jail under work release. He spends 12 hours in jail and 12 hours out on work release from Saturday to Thursday. Every Friday, Floyd spends all 24 hours behind bars.
Floyd is being held in restrictive housing instead of with the general population, according to a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman, because of his stature. He's in a cell by himself, but he's not under the restrictions that typically accompany restrictive housing. Being in the restrictive housing area of the jail meant Floyd didn't have to spend the first 48 hours of his sentence in "tent city," an outdoor jail in Phoenix.
When he is released in two weeks, among the conditions of Floyd's home detention are that he will not be able to consume alcohol, nor use mouthwash or over-the-counter medication with alcohol in it. He'll be wearing a device that can monitor alcohol in his system.
It is not known at this time if Floyd's attorney will file a motion for permission to leave the state while he is under home detention. ESPN has reached out to Floyd's attorney, who has not returned calls.
Floyd is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent on March 9. If he cannot leave the state of Arizona and is not signed by the Cardinals, the earliest Floyd will be able to report to his new team will be June 17, by which time most if not all teams have concluded their offseason workouts.
Floyd, who was drafted by the Cardinals in 2012, was released by Arizona on Dec. 14, two days after his arrest. He was signed by the New England Patriots on Dec. 15.