SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame has reinstated wide receiver Michael Floyd to the football team four months after his arrest on drunken driving charges.
Coach Brian Kelly suspended Floyd a day after his arrest. Kelly said Wednesday that he was comfortable with Floyd’s return because the senior has shown personal growth.
The 21-year-old Floyd pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to a year of probation. He was arrested about 3 a.m. March 20 after running a stop sign a block from the school’s main entrance. Prosecutors say a breath test showed Floyd had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, more than double Indiana’s legal limit for driving.
Floyd holds the school record for touchdown catches (28) and ranks second in school history in catches (171).