If University of Notre Dame football was a reality series, then the
major star would be senior wide receiver Michael Floyd. He's been the
king of drama (at least among the players) when it comes to college
football in South Bend these past couple of years. Obviously, there's
been plenty of outside the roster drama with Lizzy Seeberg and Declan Sullivan in 2010-11, but Floyd's given the media plenty to write about in his own right.
Three alcohol offenses landed him suspended from the Fighting Irish,
and he's still not reinstated to the team. He's kind of in limbo right
But we did learn yesterday that he is now able to participate in voluntary workouts this summer with the Irish.
The voluntary workouts, led by Notre Dame student-athletes and
strength and conditioning exercises supervised by Notre Dame's strength
and conditioning staff, began Monday afternoon.
The following is a quote from a statement released by Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly:
"Michael has made steady progress towards modifying his behavior
and he may participate in the voluntary workouts being conducted by his
teammates as well as the summer strength and conditioning program, if
he so chooses. However, Michael still has steps to take before he can be
considered for reinstatement to our football team.
If he meets the
conditions I have outlined to him and he demonstrates improved
decision-making skills, Michael will have the opportunity to rejoin the
team for practices and games this fall. If he doesn't meet every
criteria given to him, Michael will not play for Notre Dame in 2011."
In the Notre Dame spring media guide, Floyd is listed as a "letterman
lost in 2011" not as a "returning letterman." Obviously that was
published before Floyd began the steps to get back in Kelly's good
graces; and before Floyd's disciplinary hearing ruled he would remain in
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