Has Michael Floyd played his last game for Notre Dame?

NFL Draft Countdown’s Scott Wright tweets that a source close to the Notre Dame program has told him that receiver Michael Floyd has played his last game for the Fighting Irish. Floyd was arrested on Sunday for driving under the influence, which was his third incident involving underage drinking. (The first two were citations in Minnesota.)

Wright is well respected by NFL draftniks, but he doesn’t break many news stories so we’ll just have to wait for more information to be released. If Floyd is indeed done at Notre Dame, Wright says that he should transfer to a D-1AA or D-II program instead of going into the 2011 Supplemental Draft in order to “rehab” his stock.

After Floyd was arrested, Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown read in a statement: “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.”

Does Notre Dame’s “high standards” include kicking a receiver with one DUI arrest and two drinking citations off the team? Or is it to get this young man some help? The somewhat overused phrase here is that everyone makes mistakes. But there are also consequences to every decision we make, which is something Floyd might find out the hard way.

Either way, this news certainly puts a huge damper on what’s supposed to be an exciting spring in South Bend.

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Notre Dame star WR Michael Floyd arrested for DUI

Michael Floyd just killed some of the optimism that has been floating around South Bend recently. Just days before spring practices are set to begin, the star receiver was arrested on Sunday for driving under the influence.

According to published reports, Notre Dame security police arrested Floyd on campus around 4:00AM. He posted a $500 bond and was released seven hours later. He now is scheduled to appear in court on May 2 at 8:00AM for the charge.

Floyd caught 79 passes for 1,025 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior in 2010. The 79 catches ranked second in Notre Dame single-season history while the 12 touchdowns tied him for fourth most in a season and his 1,025 receiving yards ranked seventh. After catching six passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-17 win over Miami, he was named MVP of the Sun Bowl.

What happens next is unclear. This is his second offense and could subject him to harsh penalties from Notre Dame’s Residence Life, which could result in either a suspension or an expulsion from school. This does not include the punishment coach Brian Kelly and the football program could dole out.

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