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Notre Dame Football: Michael Floyd Notes One Year Anniversary of “Biggest Mistake of My Life”

The former standout Irish WR served 24 days in jail after pleading guilty to extreme DUI.

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Michael Floyd, the former Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver, said Tuesday that he’s become a better person than the one who was arrested one year ago today for super extreme DUI in Arizona.

Floyd, now employed by the Minnesota Vikings, wrote:

On ‪December 12, 2016 I was arrested for the biggest mistake of my life. I lost my dream job and thought I ruined my career. Two days later I was blessed with a second chance from the New England Patriots. I gave the Patriots everything I had and was again blessed to be part of their Super Bowl team. From the highs of the Super Bowl, I traveled back to Arizona to serve out my jail sentence. After some really difficult times I was blessed again and the team I grew up rooting for decided to take a chance on me. I couldn’t be more thankful to the Vikings and look forward to taking all of my experiences to help this team continue to be successful. Looking back on the past year I have experienced both the highest highs and the lowest lows. I would like to thank the Patriots and the Vikings for taking chances on me and for everyone else who has helped me over this past year. A year after making the biggest mistake of my life, I can honestly say, I’m a better person from it all and hope to continue to do and be better. #dontlosefaith #keeppushin

Floyd pleaded guilty Feb. 17 to extreme DUI and was sentenced to 24 days in a Maricopa County, Arizona jail. In mid-June, he tested positive for alcohol while under house arrest and served one additional day in jail.

Floyd has started just one game for the Vikings, although he’s appeared in six additional games. The receiver has been targeted 12 times, caught nine balls for 78 yards and zero touchdowns. The Vikings host the Chicago Bears on Saturday.