Notre Dame Suspends Michael Floyd; Caught on 3rd Alcohol Offense

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On the same night that Notre Dame saw their promising college basketball season come to an unexpectedly early and unceremonious end, their upcoming college football season suffered a possible serious setback.

Star wide receiver Michael Floyd, who passed up on the NFL
draft to return for his senior season was pulled over by campus police
before dawn Sunday after running a stop sign. The cops claim he failed
three sobriety tests and a breathalyzer showed a blood-alcohol
concentration more than twice the legal driving limit!

This is his third alcohol related in the last two years.

Coach Brian Kelly has suspended Floyd indefinitely

Here are excerpts from statements made by both Kelly and Floyd on the matter

"Football needs to take a backseat at the moment while Michael gets
his life in order, and while I don't know when Michael will be
reinstated, it will not happen until Michael demonstrates he has
successfully modified his behavior and the legal and university
disciplinary matters have run their respective courses. What's most
important right now is Michael focusing on maturing and developing more
as a person while working to improve his decision-making processes."

"I understand the gravity of the decision I made and how it could
have had catastrophic effects on myself and others. I've talked to
Coach Kelly and I accept the decision he made. I absolutely recognize
that I have many things to work on to become abetter person and will
need to regain the trust of all whom I have hurt within my immediate
family and the Notre Dame family. I fully intend to spend the immediate
future improving myself to become a better member of our community."

Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net , a Midwest webzine. He's also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports

He does a regular guest spot each week for Chicagoland Sports Radio.com You can follow him on Twitter @thesportsbank

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  • Another ugly story coming out of South Bend

  • it's been that kind of year...or years now...lots of bad publicity.

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