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UPDATE: Notre Dame responds to WR Michael Floyd DUI arrest

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The following statements are from Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly and junior wide receiver Michael Floyd:

University of Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly:

"I've spoken to Michael Floyd and his mother and, in light of what took place this past weekend, I let him know he has been suspended indefinitely from football team-related activities. Football needs to take a backseat at the moment while Michael gets his life in order, and while I don't know when Michael will be reinstated, it will not happen until Michael demonstrates he has successfully modified his behavior and the legal and university disciplinary matters have run their respective courses. What's most important right now is Michael focusing on maturing and developing more as a person while working to improve his decision-making processes."

Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd:

"First of all, I want to apologize to my family, friends, teammates, coaches, the University and the extended Notre Dame family for my behavior this weekend. I understand the gravity of the decision I made and how it could have had catastrophic effects on myself and others. I've talked to Coach Kelly and I accept the decision he made. I absolutely recognize that I have many things to work on to become a better person and will need to regain the trust of all whom I have hurt within my immediate family and the Notre Dame family. I fully intend to spend the immediate future improving myself to become a better member of our community."


St. Joseph County Police say Notre Dame football player Michael Floyd was arrested just after 3:15 Sunday morning on Notre Dame's Campus.

Notre Dame Security Police arrested Floyd on charges drinking and driving with an alcohol concentration above .15 and booked the standout wide receiver into the county jail at 4:00 a.m. Sunday.

He was released after posting bond later Sunday morning.

On Monday, Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown said in an email Monday that:

"The University is aware of this incident and is confident that local law enforcement agencies will handle it in a prompt, thorough and professional manner. As for internal discipline, while we do not publicly discuss specific cases, it is well known that Notre Dame has high standards for student conduct, takes these matters seriously, follows the facts where they lead, and, when necessary, institutes appropriate sanctions at the appropriate time."

As of Monday morning, there had been no comment or word from the athletics department regarding punishment for Floyd.

Floyd's arrest is his second drinking related incident.  Floyd was cited for underage drinking in Minnesota last year.

Notre Dame all-time leader in touchdown catches decided to pass on entering this year's NFL draft to come back for one more year at Notre Dame. 

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