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Floyd avoids suspension, reports say

It appears Michael Floyd will be in a football uniform for Notre Dame this fall.

The receiver did not receive a suspension from the university's disciplinary branch, the Office of Residence Life, after his March 20 arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated according to multiple reports.

Floyd, 21, was informed he wouldn't be suspended by Residence Life on Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune, IrishIllustrated.com and Irishsportsdaily.com, quoting anonymous sources.

Floyd, who registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent when he was pulled over near a campus entrance, was suspended from football-related activities March 21. He has a May 2 court date to face charges for the DUI arrest.

The March arrest was Floyd's third alcohol-related incident since 2009. He was cited for underage drinking in 2009 and 2010.

Because of the multiple incidences, Floyd could have been suspended for a semester by the university, costing him his senior season. Floyd decided to return to school instead of entering the NFL draft in January.

Residence Life has opted in the past to suspend players with more than one alcohol-related run-in with the law. In 2008, former Irish tight end Will Yeatman was suspended after a second incident and wound up transferring to Maryland.

If Floyd is reinstated to the team, the Irish would get back their leading receiver from last season. The 6-foot-3, 227-pounder had 79 receptions for 1,025 yards and a team-high 12 touchdowns last season. He is also the school's all-time leader TD receptions with 28 in three seasons.

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