The Chicago Tribune reports that the Notre Dame Office of Residence Life has decided to NOT suspend third-year junior wide receiver Michael Floyd following his third alcohol-related arrest in college. This means that Floyd will likely be able to play football as a senior at Notre Dame, rather than being kicked off the team and potentially entering the 2011 NFL supplemental draft.
According to Keith Arnold of NBC Sports, Floyd “will be back with the Irish” and is unlikely to miss a single game.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly may step in at a later date and hold Floyd out of games. You can find more analysis of the situation at CollegeFootballTalk.com.
Bottom line: For our purposes, Floyd is now a non-story.
We’ll see him next year.