Michael Floyd Comments on Patriots Super Bowl LI Win, DUI Arrest

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2017

New England Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd speaks to media at his locker after NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Wide receiver Michael Floyd went from a DUI arrest to Super Bowl champion in a short span, and he addressed those who weren't pleased with his turnaround during a Sunday appearance on ESPN Radio.

"Random people just say the most crazy things, probably most of them were Arizona people," Floyd said (h/t Rob Bradford of WEEI). "They just think I'm not sorry for what I did, or I disrespected Arizona. All I can say is I made a mistake. I'm sorry for what I did. I'm moving forward. I think some people didn't want me to be successful. I think that's just life."

Floyd, 27, was a healthy inactive in New England's 34-28 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI and its win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. However, he still got to kiss the Lombardi Trophy:

That image didn't go over well with some, even before Sunday's comments:

The Arizona Cardinals released Floyd on Dec. 14 following a DUI arrest. TMZ Sports shared video of the arrest that showed Floyd passed out at the wheel while sitting at a traffic light.

That didn't stop New England from claiming him off waivers Dec. 15 to add more depth to a receiver corps that included Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan.

Floyd was remorseful Sunday. "I made a dumb decision to drive," he said. "I thought I was OK, and I fell asleep, and I think the whole world knows what happened after that. It's a dumb decision by an individual; you learn from it and move on."

Floyd is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. While he wasn't much of a factor for the Patriots with just four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown in two regular-season games, he said he wants to return, per ESPN.com's Mike Reiss.

Floyd had more than 800 receiving yards in three straight seasons for the Cardinals from 2013 to 2015 and tallied a career-high 1,041 in 2013. He also caught 17 touchdowns in that span.