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Report: Michael Floyd will not be suspended

Posted on: April 8, 2011 7:04 pm
Edited on: April 10, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

If you happen to be a Notre Dame fan, I've got some pretty good news for you. According to Irish Illustrated, a website that Notre Dame would not be allowed to look at, wide receiver Michael Floyd will not be suspended for any games this season. At least, not by the school's Office of Residence Life board. Which comes as a relief to Irish fans who had been living in fear that Floyd may not be playing in South Bend this fall.

Multiple sources told Irish Illustrated on Friday that Floyd's punishment handed down by the Office of Residence Life did not include a suspension of any games but will include community service. Floyd's initial hearing with ResLife was last week, followed by today's deliberations.

It is unclear when Brian Kelly will reinstate Floyd to the team or if the head coach could suspend the receiver for games in addition to the punishment handed down by ResLife.

Floyd had been suspended indefinitely by Notre Dame following a DUI arrest, his third alcohol related arrest since 2009. Considering some of the decisions that the Office of Residence Life has handed down to repeat offenders in the past, the idea that Floyd might miss the entire season was not out of the question.

Losing Floyd would have been a huge blow to the Fighting Irish, as he is already the school's all-time leader in touchdown receptions with 28, and he broke that record in only three seasons. That doesn't even factor in the time he missed during his freshman and sophomore seasons due to injuries. Floyd will also begin the 2011 season only 9 receptions short being Notre Dame's all-time leader in that category, and is 169 yards shy of breaking that school record as well.

In other words, he's somewhat important to the Notre Dame offense.

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Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Report: Michael Floyd will not be suspended

LOL! Notre Dame, the epitome of integrity. First they contest a piddly fine from OSHA for being responsible for Declan Sullivan's life after insisting they'd treat his honor with dignity...and now Res Life gives Floyd a pass. All the Domers posting about how harsh and legit Res Life was, worrying he'd be kicked out of the school...hilarious.

I thought last year was as low as Notre Dame could go, but they are off to running start of pathetic this offseason.



GuitarWiz83
Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: April 9, 2011 1:24 pm
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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Report: Michael Floyd will not be suspended

I don't care if it's USC, nd, osu, etc., when are these schools going to make doing the wrong thing hurt (especially if this isn't his first offense)?


In fairness to OSU and Tressel, the Buckeyes had a starting QB get a DUI late in his Senior season.  Tressel suspended the kid for the last 2 games.  This contributed to a loss to Illinois, costing OSU a share of the Big Ten title.  It also cost the player the opportunity to play against Michigan one last time.  So for all of you OSU bashers out there, here is an example as to why OSU fans view Tressel's recent mistakes as being out of character.  Tressel has a long history of doing the right things, even at great cost to the program.  This is a major reason why OSU is willing to stand by him as he faces his current issue with the NCAA and ultimately allow him to take full responsibility for his actions.



Since: Jul 22, 2009
Posted on: April 9, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Report: Michael Floyd will not be suspended

@lsusmc... I stand corrected then if that date is correct.  I was basing my statement off of other posts and information from the ND board.  Must have had some internal bias there Wink .  Either way I still stand by my thinking that he deserves 2-3 games.  I do not view the underages as being a "big deal", as I had some very close calls in college and a lot of people who did get arrested under 21 got caught as a result of wrong place, wrong time, and not neccesarily doing anything dangerous or out of control.  Those I feel should be punished by whatever the legal punishment is, and a good amount of extra conditioning.  However, I view the DUI as a very serious offense, especially given how high his BAC was.  That should definetly warrant some sort of punishment beyond the legal punishment.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: April 9, 2011 12:11 pm
 

Report: Michael Floyd will not be suspended

redline

I think the kid should be suspended no doubt....but lets put things into reality.  When money earnings are going to be damaged, then big business will do what it can to make sure they make their money.  Come on every body pull your head out of the sand and realize this is big business.  Its not a pure college sport any more. 
The late Miles Brand has damaged the ncaa and what it stands for so badly it will take 10-15 years to get it back to what it was just ten years ago.  Look at his tenure as NCAA president.  no major infractions were put on any major school.  now that he passed almost every school in a major conference is getting looked at.  Kentucky basketball better watch out. 

Mr. Floyd... feel freaking grateful you are getting chance number 3?  no pun intended on the numbers!!!



Since: Sep 12, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2011 12:06 pm
 

Report: Michael Floyd will not be suspended

What happened to Canes vs Convicts?
Roles are obviously reversed these days.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: April 9, 2011 10:53 am
 

Report: Michael Floyd will not be suspended

@jsaysgoyanks--According to the article, I would think you are incorrect when it comes to the timeline for the three alcohol charges.  The article says this is his third offense since 2009.  As Floyd is at least a junior, and maybe even a senior, he was not in HS in 2009.  ND is on a bad run lately with this off the field stuff, and this just adds to the problems. 



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2011 8:42 am
 

Report: Michael Floyd will not be suspended

What a joke. It just proves that winning is more important to the irish too. Let's hope this kid learns a lesson somewhere in the mix.

Community service...ouch! I don't care if it's USC, nd, osu, etc., when are these schools going to make doing the wrong thing hurt (especially if this isn't his first offense)?



Since: Jul 22, 2009
Posted on: April 8, 2011 11:36 pm
 

Report: Michael Floyd will not be suspended

As a ND fan I think he should be given a 2-3 game suspension.  For those of you who are new to this story, this is his 2nd offense as a ND student, not third.  The other offense came as a high school student, so that does not factor into the ResLife decision.  However, I am sure all offenses will be considered for determining fines, probation, or whatever legal punishment is involved.



Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: April 8, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Report: Michael Floyd will not be suspended

I personally think he should get a 2 game suspension minimum.

I'm sure Reslife REALLY stuck it to him in other ways if they aren't taking him out of games.

I'm pretty sure Kelly is going to at least hold him out of the USF game.


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