Floyd attended some of the trial in Louisiana of D’Anthony Ford, who was convicted earlier this month of second-degree murder for shooting former USC basketball player Ryan Francis. Ford faces an automatic sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
“I went out there because of my love for Paulette (Francis, Ryan’s mother),” Floyd said. “I felt it was important for our university to be represented at the trial. I just wanted to give any level of comfort for what I knew would be a trying time for her.”
Floyd said all the players are aware of the conviction, at that it helps bring some closure to the team.
“I’m very happy for Paulette because I didn’t want her to have to live with the idea of Ryan’s killer being on the streets in the same town she was in on a daily basis,” Floyd said.