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Robert Nkemdiche: “I was drinking” when went out window


Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche made himself one of the most scrutinized players in this year’s draft class, when he fell out of a hotel window in Atlanta and was subsequently arrested for marijuana possession.

So the priority for him here at the Scouting Combine is setting the record straight.

Nkemdiche said he was drinking — “I was drunk” — at the time of the incident, denying that he was under the influence of marijuana, synthetic or otherwise. He said there were other players in the room with him, including Ole Miss tackle and potential top pick Laremy Tunsil, but “no one wanted to take the fall.”

Of course, if someone would have taken the fall out the window, it would have been better too.

“It was a rash decision,” Nkemdiche said. “It was embarrassing.”

He said he’s had multiple conversations with teams, and that he’s trying to be up front with them about what happened that night, and saying “I have changed.”

“People who know me, that’s not who I am,” he said.

Nkemdiche also admitted to being “lazy” on the field, which is probably of more concern to NFL teams than one wild night which ended up in broken glass and a police car.

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49 Responses to “Robert Nkemdiche: “I was drinking” when went out window”
  1. sbdt says: Feb 26, 2016 1:30 PM

    I hope this guy gets drafted by a big market team with tons of media because his off-field antics are gonna be AMAZING

  2. doe22us says: Feb 26, 2016 1:33 PM

    I wont touch this guy with a ten foot pole, did he say no one wanted to take the fall? . No ish, you fell literally and figuratively.

  3. hyzers says: Feb 26, 2016 1:37 PM

    Cowboys all the way.

  4. Bob says: Feb 26, 2016 1:40 PM

    Somebody will get him below draft value, and he’ll play well sometimes. Other times, he will quit on the field and other times he will hurt, suspended, etc. Caveat emptor.

  5. gmenroachie20 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:41 PM

    He’s still a monster and could be dominant in the pro’s…

  6. justintuckrule says: Feb 26, 2016 1:43 PM

    Hope he falls again….this time to the top of the second round where my team can snatch him up and pair him with Spence. Then I won’t have to watch Romo have enough time to eat thanksgiving dinners on his way to game winning drives anymore.

  7. billsfan says: Feb 26, 2016 1:43 PM

    Spin doctor agent says it only proves his client can hit the opening, like no one else in the draft.

    “His talent provides a rare window of opportunity for an astute GM”- agent

  8. mikeremmersisvonsturnstile says: Feb 26, 2016 1:47 PM

    “I was Drinking” and then fell out of a window….

    Like there was any doubt that he was doing something?

  9. vicnocal says: Feb 26, 2016 1:48 PM

    Alcohol: Making people act like morons since 4,000 B.C.

    It really is the beverage of fools.

  10. humpofdc says: Feb 26, 2016 1:50 PM

    He was doing a lot of drinking to fall out of a window! I just want to got to bed after a few. All I can say is, “Youth is wasted on the young!”

  11. elks84 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:51 PM

    I sure hope he was drunk if he fell out a window.

  12. ebdug says: Feb 26, 2016 1:51 PM

    It might be better for Nkemdiche if he said he was high as a kite on every drug imaginable when he took that fall.

  13. elks84 says: Feb 26, 2016 1:51 PM

    Did he spill his drink?

  14. 87hollywoodhorn says: Feb 26, 2016 1:53 PM

    i want this dude on the whodats. plz more bad stories so u fall 2 12

  15. xsorethumbx says: Feb 26, 2016 1:55 PM

    he is not following Cris Carter’s Golden Rule. Cris is going to come down hard on him on tv

  16. maxkingpin says: Feb 26, 2016 1:58 PM

    Sounds like a future Maury Povich guest.

  17. maxkingpin says: Feb 26, 2016 2:00 PM

    Sounds like a future guest on the Maury Povich show.

  18. hawksfansince77 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:01 PM

    Taking Chris Carter’s advice for a “Fall Guy” to a new level!

  19. reprob8 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:01 PM

    I’m sure his handlers / spin doctors told him that it’s better to tell the alcohol story instead of something to do with drugs. So, this is his story and he’ll stick to it, until it’s not and he doesn’t.

  20. thedom2424 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:05 PM

    With the 26th pick, the Seattle Seahawks select: Robert Nkemdiche.

  21. bassplucker says: Feb 26, 2016 2:06 PM

    He’s certifiable. Pro scouts are already on record saying he’s just too weird for them.

  22. tjacks7 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:07 PM

    Living in the south you get force fed SEC football. Every SEC team is the best college football team in the country every year and every one of them is going to win the national championship every year…

    I know for sure that this guy did not come close to reaching his potential that he had as a recruit. And with him admitting that he’s lazy.. That’d be enough for me to not risk a 1st rounder on him. He’s gotten by by being the best athlete on the field. But you can’t coach effort. He’s either going to have to find some heart or he’ll be in for a rude awakening in the NFL. Too many ultra talented guys have flamed out because they were lazy, drunk, etc. No thanks.

  23. jakasssayswhat says: Feb 26, 2016 2:10 PM

    “It was a rash decision”

    Who decides to fall out a window?

    “No one wanted to take the fall”

    Has he been talking with Cris Carter?

    If I’m his agent, I tell him to stop talking. He’s already caused himself to lose (further) draft position. He better excel on all the measurables at the combine because he’s only putting up more red flags with his mouth.

  24. allyn84 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:12 PM

    Hopefully he drops to the late first round and the Falcons draft Ragland at 17 and Robert at 30th…let’s go Falcs

  25. ohand16 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:16 PM

    He’ll be a Steeler and you will never hear one negative thingabout him. Because the Pittsburgh media are sheep

  26. toldlikeitis says: Feb 26, 2016 2:21 PM

    This guy is giving every NFL team reasons not to draft him and they will ignore it and he will get chance after to chance to bust.

  27. rcali says: Feb 26, 2016 2:24 PM

    Welcome to the Cowboys!

  28. bleedingfacemask says: Feb 26, 2016 2:24 PM

    …but “no one wanted to take the fall.”

    I assume they looked out the window, so who could blame them? It hurts falling 15 feet, doesn’t it?

  29. iammrbinky says: Feb 26, 2016 2:27 PM

    I don’t think it’s a stretch to say he made more money at Ole Miss then he’ll ever make in the NFL.

  30. 205diamonds says: Feb 26, 2016 2:32 PM

    from 1st round to 7th round (or later) faster than the time it took for him to hit the ground.

  31. dynam01 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:40 PM

    This is actually good news. Would you want a sober person going out the window? No. Only an insane person goes out the window sober. I only want my star athletes going out the window drunk. That’s my position anyway.

  32. trollaikman8 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:42 PM

    This, again, is why you have a fall guy

    Regards, Cris Carter

  33. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 26, 2016 2:57 PM

    I think Tunsil is more likely to be a problem than Nkemdiche, I can’t believe that anyone would use first overall pick on the guy.

  34. 12444uggg says: Feb 26, 2016 2:58 PM

    “It might be better for Nkemdiche if he said he was high as a kite on every drug imaginable when he took that fall.”

    I was going to say this almost verbatim.

  35. r502 says: Feb 26, 2016 2:59 PM

    Phew! And I thought he was stoned when he fell out the window. Much, much better to know that he was hammered out of his mind on booze to the point where he fell out an open window.
    I have not heard him testing positive for weed yet, so Jerry Jones he can draft him to be a DT and mentor Randy Gregory. He can show him how to cheat drug tests and still fall out of windows, because being blitzed on booze makes falling out a window perfectly explainable.

  36. 1509lucky says: Feb 26, 2016 3:07 PM

    I wouldn’t touch this kid with a 20 foot pole. Money doesn’t change who you are,it magnifies it! This kid has shown himself to be an idiot,imagine putting millions a dollars in his hand?

  37. thefatlazygamer says: Feb 26, 2016 3:18 PM

    Was he drinking motor oil? You have to be a moron to fall out a window if you are over the age of 10.

  38. realdealsteel says: Feb 26, 2016 3:18 PM

    You would think that falling out of a window would be enough of a wake up call to get your life together.

  39. longhairdontcare66 says: Feb 26, 2016 3:24 PM

    None of the ppl with above comments did something stupid in college? Comical how angry ppl can be towards stupid college antics.

  40. jo6pack says: Feb 26, 2016 4:09 PM

    longhairdontcare66 says:
    Feb 26, 2016 3:24 PM
    None of the ppl with above comments did something stupid in college? Comical how angry ppl can be towards stupid college antics.

    Johnny Manziel on line one for you..

  41. nouhoh64 says: Feb 26, 2016 4:32 PM

    He sounds like a good detective.

  42. granadafan says: Feb 26, 2016 4:34 PM

    Better to do stupid stuff while consuming legal beverages which turn off your common sense switch than smoke an illegal natural plant which makes you chill and perhaps a little hungry. Can’t get busted for that!

  43. granadafan says: Feb 26, 2016 4:39 PM

    longhairdontcare66 says: Feb 26, 2016 3:24 PM
    None of the ppl with above comments did something stupid in college? Comical how angry ppl can be towards stupid college antics.

    Comical how a grown adult think that writing in text speak is acceptable.

  44. FinFan68 says: Feb 26, 2016 5:06 PM

    longhairdontcare66 says:
    Feb 26, 2016 3:24 PM
    None of the ppl with above comments did something stupid in college? Comical how angry ppl can be towards stupid college antics
    Every year hundreds of thousands of kids manage to go through college without doing something stupid, much less potentially causing a loss of hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. We used to call them mature or responsible. The way colleges abandon ethics because the stupid kids can play sports is shameful. If colleges actually adhered to behavioral and academic standards the NFL draft would consist mostly of a bunch of offensive linemen and a few mediocre QBs and kickers. Way too many of these athletes are criminals and/or illiterate. But they got their college degrees if they manage to stay full term.

  45. dstreibigsdose says: Feb 26, 2016 5:29 PM

    Really? You don’t say

  46. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Feb 26, 2016 5:31 PM

    It sounds like “Nkemdiche” means “dallas cowboys” in some foreign language…

  47. zigthepatsfan says: Feb 26, 2016 5:37 PM

    alcohol: the cause of and solution to all of life’s problem’s

  48. securb2013 says: Feb 26, 2016 7:04 PM

    I hope that kid realizes he smoked a 10 million dollar blunt. He should think about that the next time he plans on getting stoned. There is a big drop from first round money to rookie minimum. A even bigger drop to the money us regular people make when he gets kicked out of the league. .

  49. gofish721 says: Feb 27, 2016 10:51 AM

    Sounds like someone a homeless bum will convince the Browns’ owner he should draft #1 and then he and Johnny football will be perfect roommates!!

    @longhairdontcare… it may have been a typical stupid college antic, but he’s no typical college kid. Typical ones don’t get jobs right out of school with over $10M for their starting salary. Enough of these typical antics and he might be finding out about the realities of typical starting salaries the hard way… working and being responsible.

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