The biggest lingering mystery regarding the 2013 Scouting Combine has been resolved.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins and Rutgers receiver Mark Harrison stayed in the room at the Crowne Plaza that was left in poor condition. Via Schefter, toothpaste was on the mirror (guilty as charged), partially-eaten food was left on one of the beds (guilty as charged), and urine and feces were “around the bathroom” (based on alcohol consumption, possibly guilty as charged).
Though it all doesn’t sound particularly troubling (especially for kids in their early 20s), Schefter reports that the scene was bad enough to prompt some scouts to take pictures of the room.
Here’s the question to which we currently don’t know the answer — even if it was Hopkins’ and Harrison’s room, were they the ones who made the mess? Typically, a bunch of guys staying in a hotel together find a place to congregate. So without knowing whether it was only Hopkins and Harrison or whether it was 20 other guys who were hanging out there, it’s impossible to know for sure that they made the mess.And though we don’t condone leaving feces and urine “around the bathroom” in a hotel (or elsewhere), it’s hard to imagine any of it mattering when the time comes to put their names on a draft card.