Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwell tore into former Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd on Sunday morning during a radio appearance.
Bidwell told Arizona Sports 98.7 that Floyd showed no remorse in the aftermath of his DUI arrest early Monday morning. The arrest — and the wideout’s behavior in the immediate aftermath — prompted the Cardinals to release Floyd two days later.
“Their story changed, there was no remorse, we ask him to be proactive in terms of his approach to this — (he was) unapologetic,” Bidwill said. “I was not satisfied with how he handled it.
“He certainly could’ve played it a lot differently. We wanted to give him an opportunity to address his issues. How this whole set of circumstances (unfolded), I was just disappointed about how it played out.”
Though Floyd’s receiving numbers are down this season, it sounds like on-field performance had little to do with Arizona’s decision to cut ties with him.
“We asked him to proactively address this, we had multiple conversations with him, with his agent, they just didn’t want to do that,” Bidwill said. “We decided, you know what, we’re moving on.”
Floyd quickly found a new home. The New England Patriots claimed him off waivers Thursday.
Patriots president Jonathan Kraft was asked about the addition of Floyd during a radio appearance before Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.
“This was a unique (situation),” Kraft told 98.5 The Sports Hub, “because you don’t usually see someone get cut this late in the season who has the type of ability he does but is also at the end of a contract, as well. Any time Bill (Belichick) thinks about bringing someone into the organization, he measures whether there’s going to be an advantage to our football team or not. In this case, Bill thinks it is worth bringing him in, so he’s here.”
While he is unlikely to face discipline this season as a result of his arrest, Floyd can expect to receive “a multi-game suspension” in 2017, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Sunday.
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