When Brian Kelly met with the media on Friday to officially introduce the new Irish coaching staff, he also addressed the Michael Floyd situation. While he didn’t go into much detail on the specifics of the situation, he did say that he has spoken with Floyd about the incident and reinforced making good decisions to the star wide receiver.
In case you missed it, Floyd was cited for underage drinking while home in Minnesota over winter break after allegedly getting into a scuffle with several other people.
Here’s what Kelly had to say in its entirety.
The Michael Floyd situation, I’ve got a chance to sit down with Michael. We have reinforced to him about in our program here at the University of Notre Dame that making good choices is going to be paramount to his success in this football program. So we’ve had that, as you know, there’s some things pending that I can’t get into because of the levels. As you know today, relative to discipline, it starts with the university level, then it works into the athletic department, and then it goes down to the football program. So I’ll be quite honest with you, over the past five or six years, that has in a large degree rendered the football coach really out of the process when it comes to discipline. Because they are going to get nicked on one or two before they even get to you.
But it doesn’t mean that Michael is absolved from anything. It means that those processes are going to take their course first before it gets to me. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to sit down with Michael like I did and talk about atonability, responsibility and making good choices.
It’s not clear when official word may come down on any possible University punishments at this time.