Notre Dame Star Faces Expulsion for Drunk Driving

Michael Floyd's season on the line after second alcohol-related offense
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2011 1:00 PM CDT
Notre Dame Receiver Michael Floyd Faces Expulsion for Drunk Driving
This Aug. 17, 2010, file photo shows Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd answering a question during NCAA college football media day, in South Bend, Ind.   (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)

Notre Dame’s top receiver chose to forgo the NFL and stick around for his senior season this fall; now, that season’s in jeopardy. Michael Floyd was arrested yesterday on an operating while intoxicated charge, police tell the Chicago Tribune. With a 2010 underage drinking citation already on Floyd’s record, his season—and even his university enrollment—may rest on a decision by the school’s student judiciary office.

“Notre Dame has high standards for student conduct, takes these matters seriously, follows the facts where they lead, and, when necessary, institutes appropriate sanctions at the appropriate time,” the school said in a statement. Three years ago, a football player left the university following a pair of alcohol-related marks against him. Spring practice is scheduled to begin this week; Floyd’s next court date is May 2. (More Michael Floyd stories.)

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