From Chicago Breaking News
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — If anyone was unclear about how swiftly Notre Dame turned the page on Michael Floyd, one only needed turn the pages of the 13-page spring practice prospectus distributed Tuesday.
He is not on the roster. He is not mentioned in a position group preview. He is mentioned only in the sense that he won’t be back, in a team preview section that reviews the talent lost from 2010.
Spring practice begins Wednesday morning, and Irish coach Brian Kelly said during a news conference to preview it that he and his team cannot wait around on the fate of a star player facing possible legal and university discipline after a weekend arrest.
“Whether there is an injury or somebody is not with us, our focus is strictly on the guys that are here,” Kelly said. “We’re preparing our football team through skill development and unit consistency around the guys that are here. That really hasn’t changed much, in how I go to work every day, whether there’s a suspension or not.”
Floyd was arrested early Sunday and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, after he allegedly ran a stop sign and then registered a .19 blood-alcohol content after Notre Dame police pulled him over, documents released Monday showed. ….MORE