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The mystery of the “trashed” hotel room at the Combine

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A hotel room assigned to a pair of draft prospects at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis was “trashed,” Dan Pompei of the National Football Post reported Sunday.

According to Pompei, one of the players assigned to the room was a prospective first-rounder.

The names of the players aren’t yet publicly known, nor is it known if the players themselves damaged the room. Pompei reported that one of the players would not talk to team personnel inquiring about the alleged incident at his pro day.

The question now becomes whether the identities of the players are revealed — and whether any more is learned about the alleged incident.

Pompei, a very experienced and well-connected NFL writer, said the “incident could affect both players’ stock.”  That seems logical. At best, this matter could be deemed immaterial by NFL teams. The downside, of course, is that it could reflect poorly on the players with some clubs, depending upon what else is learned. After all, the Combine, at its most basic level, is one big job interview, and a couple of applicants are reportedly being linked to something most employers would frown upon — unless said employers were rock and roll to the core.

Here’s my advice to the Class of 2013:

Most aren’t.

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26 Responses to “The mystery of the “trashed” hotel room at the Combine”
  1. raidersin2019 says: Apr 14, 2013 12:47 PM

    Rock on.

  2. jdubb84 says: Apr 14, 2013 12:48 PM

    Omg!!!!! They aren’t getting picked up til the 6th round forsure now

  3. RockChalkMike says: Apr 14, 2013 12:48 PM

    Tha Raidas.

  4. mikelitoris1 says: Apr 14, 2013 12:51 PM

    The Lions/Bengals are quite pleased to hear this news.

  5. barneyrumble says: Apr 14, 2013 12:52 PM

    Good piece of writing.

  6. nomoreseasontix says: Apr 14, 2013 12:58 PM

    Was there a Rolls Royce in the pool?

  7. 4thand25 says: Apr 14, 2013 1:26 PM

    Was Tyson’s tiger chilling in the bathroom?

  8. leggett17 says: Apr 14, 2013 1:27 PM

    I bet it was two White guys. After all they are responsible for all the evil in the world.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 14, 2013 1:55 PM

    “Hey guys, there’s a party at Barkley’s room.”.

  10. nickaroo77 says: Apr 14, 2013 2:01 PM

    Bet it was Te’o fighting with his girlfriend…

  11. nobreak1269 says: Apr 14, 2013 2:05 PM

    Raiders for sure!

  12. randyschwimmer7 says: Apr 14, 2013 2:31 PM

    Chow was definitely there before he passed out for the fourth time, woke up and did more white candy. LOL

  13. billsfan1 says: Apr 14, 2013 2:37 PM

    Bet it was Te’o fighting with his girlfriend…

    he was having a 3 way with her and her best friend..

  14. gor3hound says: Apr 14, 2013 2:45 PM

    Nickaroo that was funny as hell

  15. nflhof says: Apr 14, 2013 2:46 PM

    Warren Sapp will let us all know in time.

  16. HowdyDoobie says: Apr 14, 2013 2:49 PM

    They were probably high on marijuana cigarette’s and adderall.

  17. EJ says: Apr 14, 2013 3:08 PM

    How damn immature can you be? This is one of the big gates you have to bypass leading to what could be a very promising future, and you decide to do something childish like trashing a room? Why? What is funny is that some of these players basically have the world by the balls. Why would you risk ruining it? Losers.

  18. wrenches2pipes says: Apr 14, 2013 3:10 PM

    It had to be placekickers. Those types of people are crazy.

  19. jagsfanugh says: Apr 14, 2013 3:25 PM

    Young people doing that? Shocker!

  20. Patskrieg dot com says: Apr 14, 2013 3:26 PM

    The only fair thing to do is to punish everyone by drafting everyone in the 7th round until the guilty party comes forward.

  21. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 14, 2013 3:40 PM

    I bet the incident has no impact on their draft status. Sounds like most teams don’t know who did it and most won’t care anyway.

  22. melkipershero says: Apr 14, 2013 4:43 PM

    It matters if they had red flags already. Seriously though..these guys cant take off from partying for a few nights?

  23. blackhawks2010 says: Apr 14, 2013 9:03 PM

    Keith Moon was at the Combine?!

  24. tiggerblood says: Apr 15, 2013 5:10 AM

    Sending up more red flags than Kim Jong Un’s golf course?!?

  25. taylormade311 says: Apr 16, 2013 11:49 AM

    I don’t see the big deal I’ve been to many hotel parties and done some “things” I probably shouldn’t have. Granted this wasn’t a party but no team wouldn’t draft someone because of this.

  26. jdpangel43jdpangel43 says: Apr 17, 2013 2:51 PM

    Oh great! Just what we need, more wonderful role models! And big surprise – no one wants to take responsibility for it. Wow, I’m really impressed with this crop. Not that the NFL does anything to detour this type of behavior – I mean hey, they give felons their jobs back! Yep, truly inspiring!

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