Suspended Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd was given a one year suspended jail sentence on Wednesday after pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving.
Floyd was sentenced by St. Joseph County Magistrate Brian Steinke, who suspended the `jail sentence as part of the plea agreement. Floyd cannot drive for 90 days, and after that, must have an ignition device installed on his vehicle that will not allow the vehicle to start if the blood-alcohol level is too high.
The wide receiver, who set the school record with touchdown catches (28) and ranks second in school history in catches (171) and third in receiving yards (2,539), will have to pay $200 in fines and attend a victim impact panel to hear from people whose family members were killed in drunken driving accidents.
Floyd was arrested at 3:18 a.m. local time March 20 after running a stop sign a block from the school's main entrance. Prosecutors say a breath test showed Floyd had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, more than double Indiana's legal limit for driving.
Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly suspended Floyd, the team's leading receiver last season, after his arrest. Earlier this month, Kelly said Floyd would be allowed to participate in voluntary workouts with the team this summer and strength and conditioning exercises supervised by staff.
Kelly said Floyd still had steps he must take to be reinstated to the team, but didn't specify what those steps were.
This is not the first offense for Floyd involving alcohol. Floyd was cited for underage consumption of alcohol on May 15, 2009, in his home state of Minnesota, and pleaded guilty through a hearing officer a month later.
Floyd was also cited for underage drinking in Minneapolis on Jan. 8, 2010. Floyd and Minnesota running back Shady Salamon, who were former Cretin-Derham Hall prep teammates in St. Paul, Minn., were cited after police were called to a fight involving six to 10 people.