Today Michael Floyd was sentence to one year of probation. St. Joseph County Magistrate Brian Steinke gave our top reciever a one-year jail sentence; however, it has been suspended as part of a plea agreement. Floyd also cannot drive for 90 days. After the 90 days are up, he must have an ignition device installed on his vehicle for six months. The device determines whether or not his BAC (blood alcohol content) is low enough to drive. Floyd will be fined $200 and will have to sit through talks of people of have lost loved one’s thorugh drunk driving accidents.
So what does this mean for Floyd playing for Notre Dame in 2011?
This was expected to be his punishment (or at least something close to this), so it comes to no surprise to Brian Kelly. I would expect him to be back within a few weeks. So yes, he should be there for most of the training camp and the whole season. He has been practicing with his teammates, as permitted by Coach Kelly, so he should be allowed to train and play in the future. Nothing is guaranteed yet on his playing future; but, it looks to be in good shape.
Stay tuned to SlapTheSign for the latest info on Michael Floyd and ND as we approach football season.