TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Thirteen months ago, Michael Floyd thought he'd blown it, that he'd ruined his dream of going to the NFL.
At 3:18 a.m. on March 20, 2011, the white Cadillac Floyd was driving ran a stop sign a block from the main entrance to the Notre Dame campus. Police who arrested him say he had a 0.19 blood alcohol level. The legal limit in Indiana is 0.07.
From that day forward, Floyd said Friday, he vowed to make things right. Nine months after his arrest, he earned his college degree in sociology. He met all the conditions set for his return to the Fighting Irish team and had a phenomenal senior season, capped when the Arizona Cardinals picked him Thursday night with the 13th overall selection in the NFL draft.