Michael Floyd, the suspended Notre Dame WR who led the Irish with 79 catches for 1,025 yards and 12 TDs last season, had his driving license suspended and was sentenced to probation for one year after pleading guilty to misdemeanor DWI. The 1-year jail sentence was suspended as a result of the plea agreement.
According to the South Bend Tribune, Floyd has not been allowed to drive for 90 days and was ordered to install in his vehicle an ignition interlock device for 6 months, if he wishes to drive again.
Floyd, 21 years old, was ordered to pay a fine of $200 and to attend a Victim Impact Panel which involves hearing from individuals whose family members have died in alcohol-related vehicular accidents. A Victim Impact Panel is also often ordered by judges in Minnesota for first time DWI offenders. He was arrested March 20 with a blood alcohol content of 0.19 %, more than double the legal limit for driving in Indiana.
After Floyd’s arrest, Coach Brian Kelly suspended him from playing football but allowed him to perform voluntary workouts with the Notre Dame team this summer with the supervision of the staff. Reports said that Floyd has performed over 32 hours of community service in Minnesota since heading home, although he was not ordered to.
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