Notre Dame Suspends Floyd Indefinitely

Notre Dame’s star receiver Michael Floyd was suspended indefinitely by the university after he was arrested over the weekend on a drunken-driving charge.

Coach Brian Kelly says football “needs to take a backseat at the moment” while Floyd gets his life in order. He says the suspension will not be lifted until Floyd changes his behavior and both the legal and university discipline procedures run their course.

Floyd apologized in a statement released by Notre Dame.

He was pulled over by campus police before dawn Sunday after running a stop sign. Authorities say he failed three field sobriety tests and a breathalyzer test indicated he had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal driving limit.

It was his third run-in with the law over alcohol since 2009.

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  • frank carroll

    The University didn’t suspend him….the coach suspended him…..the University will gave its own discipline after it’s official investigation…..your statement is misleading.

  • Mark, Sterling

    well, at least they didn’t execute him via scissor lift….

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