Tag:Notre Dame Football
Posted on: March 21, 2011 9:05 am
Edited on: March 21, 2011 6:35 pm

Report: Michael Floyd arrested for DUI

Posted by Chip Patterson

UPDATE: Brian Kelly announced on Monday evening that Michael Floyd has been suspended indefinitely

Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd has only improved as his career has progressed, which is why Irish fans were thrilled to hear the star announce that he would return for his senior season.  Unfortunately, his decision making has not undergone the same improvements.

WDNC in South Bend is reporting that Floyd was arrested early Sunday on a DUI charge, just 15 months after being cited for underage drinking in January 2010.  Floyd was reportedly arrested by Notre Dame police around 4 a.m. then released later after posting bond.  

Floyd had the best season of his career in 2010, pulling in 79 receptions and totaling 1,025 yards to go along with 12 touchdowns. The Irish had a less than stable quarterback situation last season, but it did not matter for Floyd who now sits second all-time in career receptions. Currently with 171 catches on his career, it is assumed that floyd will catch Jeff Smardzija (179) in the 2011 season.

Brian Kelly, nor Notre Dame has made an official statement on the issue. Stay tuned to CBSSports.com for more as this develops.
Posted on: October 21, 2010 10:12 am
Edited on: October 21, 2010 10:16 am

Notre Dame's Floyd: 'I'm going to play'

Posted by Chip Patterson

After a brutal early season schedule that left Notre Dame in a 1-3 hole, the Irish have rattled off three straight wins and put them back in position to make a run at the postseason.  Which of course is the worst time to be dealing with injury issues, particularly in the receiving corps.  But with tight end Kyle Rudolph out for the season, Theo Riddick sitting out with an ankle, and Michael Floyd nursing a hamstring, the Irish could be looking at taking the field against Navy without their three leading receivers.  However, Floyd claims he will be playing on Saturday, despite sitting out Wednesday's practice.  

''I'll tell you right now I'm going to play,'' Floyd said after practice. ''I don't know how much I'm going to play. But we'll see."

Head coach Brian Kelly has officially listed Floyd as a game time decision.  While Floyd has confidence that in his self-assessment, the Notre Dame training staff will likely be extra attentive to the injury after Kyle Rudolph stressed a similar injury to the point of needing surgery.  Floyd played through the injury already against Western Michigan.  While he favored the hamstring at times, it did not slow his production.  Floyd led all receivers with nine catches for 157 yards and three touchdowns.  

The Irish also expect to get a healthy Armando Allen back in the lineup, after being limited against Western Michigan with a hip-flexor.  Getting healthy on the offensive side will be crucial against the Midshipmen.  They can slow a game down with their option attack, making each Irish offensive possession even more important.  If Notre Dame cannot execute their offense, it could be a long day for the Irish defense.

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