Notre Dame WR Floyd faces questions about DUI
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Michael Floyd didn't get to talk much about the 100-catch season he had at Notre Dame.
He didn't field many questions about the 1,147 yards and nine touchdowns he piled up last season, or the fact that he'll likely be a high draft pick in April. Instead, Notre Dame's career leader in touchdown catches spent much of his podium time Friday at the NFL combine talking about his arrest last March for drunken driving. The 6-foot-3 receiver isn't worried about explaining the situation to teams over the weekend.
"All I can do is be honest and tell them exactly what happened," he said.
Notre Dame's disciplinary arm chose not to suspend him, even though it was his third alcohol-related brush with the law in two years. Floyd pleaded guilty last June to misdemeanor charges and was sentenced to a year of probation. Prosecutors said a breath test showed Floyd had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, more than double Indiana's legal limit for driving.
Floyd attended classes and said he learned from the experience.
"You grow from it," he said. "It's behind you. It's a mistake that happened in the past and just moving forward."
Floyd made changes after his latest issue.
"I went out less, and just kind of changed the whole environment around me, friends, just guys that I was going to have to be in that position of having to do things that would potentially put me in a troubled position," he said.
He knows he can't have more lapses in judgment if he wants to excel in the NFL.
"It's a professional sport, and you've got to act like a professional," he said.
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