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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Comments (4)
  1. gatzby says:

    You don’t plead innocent. You are innocent until proven guilty. Bad headline.

    1. Floyd says:

      Not anymore in this country. That’s long gone. Constitution should be rewritten. You are guilty until proven innocent.

  2. Al says:

    Fire Gardenhoser NOW!!

  3. Murph says:

    Another local kid so impressed with his personal karma.That he chooses the worst possible destination when it comes to training facilities and draft status.With all those five star recruits Notre Dame should be sitting on top of the world of college football.Instead of that….Stay home kids.Be drafted on your ability,not abuse your abilities to attend a ripoff college! Injuries will haunt you forever and destroy your draft status.Stay home,stay strong! Ask the kids that left there! Even the ones who get drafted high usually have health issues.No joke people!

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