Notre Dame's Floyd pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

June 29, 2011

Reuters

Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd dives for a touchdown during the Sun Bowl on December 30, 2010 in El Paso, Texas.

Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd pleaded guilty Wednesday in a South Bend, Indiana court to misdemeanor drunken driving and was sentenced to one year of probation.

Floyd, who is suspended indefinitely from the football team, will not be allowed to drive for 90 days, and after that he must pass a breath inspection every time he puts the keys in the ignition.

The judge ordered the installation of a device that checks a driver's blood-alcohol level and won't allow the car to start if it's too high.

He also was fined $200 and must attend a meeting for families of the victims of drunken-driving incidents.

Floyd could have gotten a one-year jail sentence as part of his penalty, but that was suspended in a plea agreement. He did not speak with reporters after the trial.

There has been no indication of when Floyd's football suspension will end. He is being allowed to participate in voluntary workouts this summer and also is going through staff-supervised conditioning workouts.

Floyd was arrested at 3:18 a.m. March 20 one block from the main gate of Notre Dame's campus. His blood-alcohol level was .19, more than twice the legal limit.

He twice was cited for underage drinking in Minnesota, his home state, once in 2009 and again in 2010.