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Notre Dame WR Floyd Pleads Innocent To DUI Charge

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Suspended Notre Dame star wide receiver Michael Floyd has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

Floyd wasn’t present Monday when South Bend Magistrate Brian Steinke entered the plea on his behalf. He also set a June 7 status hearing. Defense attorney William Stanley says he hopes to have a plea agreement in place for Floyd by then.

Authorities say Floyd was arrested March 20 after running a stop sign a block from the school’s main entrance. Prosecutors say a breathalyzer test showed Floyd had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent — more than double Indiana’s legal limit for driving.

Coach Brian Kelly suspended Floyd after his arrest. A Notre Dame disciplinary panel has allowed him to stay in school.

Floyd, a former Cretin-Derham Hall prep star in St. Paul, Minn., led the Irish in receiving last season.

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