SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A police report released Wednesday says Patriots wide receiver Michael Floyd had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and other charges earlier this month in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The legal limit for alcohol in Arizona is .08; Floyd’s blood-alcohol level was measured at .217.

Floyd played for the Arizona Cardinals at the time, but the team released him two days after his arrest. New England then claimed him off waivers.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Floyd was taken into custody early the morning of Dec. 12 after being found unconscious behind the wheel of his running Cadillac Escalade at an intersection.

He was booked and released from jail later that morning.

Video of the incident was also released Wednesday by Scottsdale police, and shows body cam video of an officer observing Floyd’s SUV stopped despite twice receiving green lights. The officer is seen approaching the vehicle and finds Floyd asleep at the wheel with his foot on the brake. After being awakened by the officer knocking on the window, Floyd appears incoherent and initially has trouble identifying his surroundings.

Floyd was inactive for the Patriots’ win at Denver on Sunday, but was on the sideline. He participated in his first full practice with the team on Wednesday, though he was not present in the locker room during the 45-minute period open to the media.

Coach Bill Belichick said prior to the workout that he had not seen the video of Floyd’s arrest, and said in an earlier statement that it is “an ongoing legal situation that I’m not going to comment on.”

But Belichick said the team does have a system in place to support a player in Floyd’s situation.

“There are a lot of things outside of football that we all deal with,” Belichick said. “It’s a long, long list and we provide a lot of resources for everybody on that.”

Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said Sunday on the team website there was an extensive thought process before releasing Floyd.

“A lot went into (the decision to cut Floyd),” Bidwill said. “We got the news from sources early, and then the media, an hour-and-a-half before Michael called us. I was disappointed with how he handled it. I thought, even the two days we took before we made the final decision we were just going to release him, the story changed, there was no remorse. We asked him to be proactive in terms of his approach to this. He was unapologetic. There were a number of things (and) I was just not satisfied how he handled it.

“I hope he gets healthy. I like him personally. He’s a great kid. I was really disappointed with how he handled this and you know, how he was handling his approach to the game, his approach to conditioning and approach to things, and I think it was affecting him, some of his issues were affecting him on the field.”

Bidwill reiterated the Cardinals asked Floyd to “proactively address” the situation in multiple conversations with Floyd and his agent and “they just did not want to do that. … They certainly could’ve played it a lot differently. We wanted to give him the opportunity to address his issues.”

With Floyd, the Patriots are hoping to add depth to their receiving corps. Danny Amendola is recovering from an ankle injury and tight end Rob Gronkowski is on injured reserve following back surgery.

The Patriots host the Jets on Saturday.

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