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Irish Insights


Floyd ruling could come soon

Notre Dame could have a resolution in regards to receiver Michael Floyd's future with the team soon.

Floyd is not working with the team during spring practice because he was indefinitely suspended after a drunken driving arrest March 20.

Irish coach Brian Kelly said after practice Friday that Floyd was scheduled to meet with the university's Office of Residence Life this week and that a decision would be made relatively quickly after the meeting.

But Kelly couldn't say when a decision would be announced.

"They have not told me directly, nor have I called to ask," Kelly said. "I know that Michael is scheduled to meet with them, and they've informed him that a decision would be made quickly."

Floyd's future with the team is in doubt, because his arrest was his third alcohol-related brush with the law since 2009. The senior-to-be was cited for underage drinking in January 2010, and he was also cited for underage consumption in May 15, 2009.

Kelly said Floyd has taken definitive action to change since his arrest.

"I'm not going to get into his personal life, but I think you can read between the lines," Kelly said. "He's already reached out to make that happen in a very positive way. He understands that he needs to be educated, and he's started that process."

As are as being optimistic that Floyd could avoid being suspended for the fall semester, which cost him the 2011 season, Kelly said he views the situation as a teaching moment.

"I'm always thinking about educational opportunities," Kelly said. "I always think in those terms. My first reaction is always about how can we learn, but that's me. I'm not in that other office."