Monday, June 6, 2011
Irish's Michael Floyd allowed to work out
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Suspended Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd will be allowed to participate in voluntary workouts this summer with the team, but the senior has not been reinstated.
Notre Dame made the announcement Monday.
Floyd was suspended by coach Brian Kelly after he was arrested in March and charged with misdemeanor drunken driving. He has pleaded not guilty and his attorney has said he expects to work out a plea deal.
Floyd is Notre Dame's career leader in touchdown catches (28) and ranks second in school history in catches (171) and third in receiving yards (2,539). He decided to forgo the NFL and come back to school for one more season.
Kelly says Floyd has made progress toward "modifying his behavior ..."
"However, Michael still has steps to take before he can be considered for reinstatement to our football team."