Robert Nkemdiche denies synthetic weed, doesn’t explain window thing

AP

The curious case of Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche defenestrating himself from an Atlanta hotel just keeps getting curiouser and curiouser.

The junior who has yet to declare for the NFL Draft put out a statement via the Ole Miss sports information office today denying that he was using synthetic marijuana when he crashed through a double-paned window and fell 15 feet to the ground, with an unfortunate bush breaking the 300-pounder’s fall.

He didn’t deny using marijuana, which he was charged with possession of by Atlanta police, but did take a swipe at a report that the synthetic drug made him paranoid and think someone was chasing him when he decided on a means of egress other than the door.

“I want to apologize to Rebel Nation, my teammates and my coaches for my actions last weekend,” the statement read. “I made a mistake and put myself in an environment that does not reflect who I am as a person. Contrary to a report by FOX Sports, I did not use synthetic drugs. I realize the dangers of drugs and alcohol and regret the lapse in judgment. This does not reflect the core values that my mother and father instilled in our family. I am a very spiritual person, and drugs have no place in my belief system.

“As I move forward, I have learned a valuable lesson about the ramifications of a bad decision. I have worked very hard to have this platform, and I want to use it in the right way and be a role model for young players. I am sorry for putting coach [Hugh] Freeze in this position and will accept whatever consequences are necessary, but my hope is to finish this year’s journey with my brothers.”

He’s set to play in the upcoming Sugar Bowl, and if he leaves school early, he’s expected to be a high first-round pick, at least unless the off-field concerns cause his stock to crash. Of course, no one will be able to question his pane tolerance.

38 responses to “Robert Nkemdiche denies synthetic weed, doesn’t explain window thing

  1. Wow. That lawyer must be paid by the word. No athlete in the world would write that way. heck no human in the world would. Only a lawyer.

  2. I live in Washington State where Cannabis is legal. I own a Cannabis company thats primarily an essential Cannabis oil extraction company. What he likely had was Pre-Roll joint, it’s basically a joint filed with Cannabis and oil concentrate. Their pretty much a regular joint on steroids.

    For people on the west coast or places where Cannabis is a regulated industry this is normal, but when my family came to visit from Atlanta (ironically) they were totally unaware of it and smoked the whole thing and really couldn’t function very well. The joint is 100% safe and mold and pesticides free just too strong for people outside of the West coast who are not use to Cannabis products and or can reference potency.

    I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he got his hands on some illegal versions of Pre-Rolls that didbt get state regulated.

  3. Defenstrating: 1: a throwing of a person or thing out of a window. 2: a usually swift dismissal or expulsion (as from a political party or office)

    Pane tollerance? that pun exceeds mine…

  4. If he truly understands the ramifications of his bad decisions and wants to be that role model to young players, he will bench himself from the Sugar Bowl. Paying an attorney to write that self-exhaltation means nothing. He’s just another Johnny Manziel in the making. A capable football player-yes, but a degenerate. The league doesn’t need more degenerates.

  5. “I doubt he can spell ramifications…”

    If he can spell “Nkemdiche” he can probably handle ramifications. But I agree that the definition could be troublesome. So in the spirit of the season, I humbly offer this definition of the term

    ramifications (noun): a series of subliminal messages sent to Jeff Fisher’s headset, causing him to call ridiculous plays.

    Glad I could clear that up for Robert, and wish him all the best. Let this be a clear warning for others – chemistry and gravity don’t mix!

    Frankly, this calls for a limerick…

    Though we don’t know what Robert inhaled
    We do know for certain he failed
    when he broke through the glass
    and fell flat on his a**
    He’s just lucky he wasn’t impaled.

  6. allidoiswin55 says:
    Dec 15, 2015 5:29 PM
    I live in Washington State where Cannabis is legal. I own a Cannabis company thats primarily an essential Cannabis oil extraction company. What he likely had was Pre-Roll joint, it’s basically a joint filed with Cannabis and oil concentrate. Their pretty much a regular joint on steroids.

    For people on the west coast or places where Cannabis is a regulated industry this is normal, but when my family came to visit from Atlanta (ironically) they were totally unaware of it and smoked the whole thing and really couldn’t function very well. The joint is 100% safe and mold and pesticides free just too strong for people outside of the West coast who are not use to Cannabis products and or can reference potency.

    I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he got his hands on some illegal versions of Pre-Rolls that didbt get state regulated.

    ———————————————————

    Yeah, I live in Colorado and there is absolutely no way you or I can know what was or was not in whatever he was smoking. Or not smoking.

    What if it was someone else in the room? (I know, typical excuse, right?)

    But think about it. He’s seeing a friend, woman, etc. They are smoking. He is just there. Security knocks on the door. He knows just being in the room, even if he’s not smoking, hurts his draft stock. So he thinks he can sneak out while the other person in the room takes the rap.

    Not saying this is what happened, but let’s not jump to conclusions like we always do. HE knows he has a big drug test coming up in February at the Combine…

  7. “I made a mistake and put myself in an environment that does not reflect who I am as a person. Contrary to a report by FOX Sports, I did not use synthetic drugs. I realize the dangers of drugs and alcohol and regret the lapse in judgment. This does not reflect the core values that my mother and father instilled in our family. I am a very spiritual person, and drugs have no place in my belief system.

    =============================================
    Translation

    I only use natural drugs. Those fake ones are poison.
    I experience my spirituality while on drugs. i regret damaging a hotel and being arrested during a spiritual moment.

  8. I want to hear more about this “belief system” of his. I’ve been shopping around for a new religion, and this one sounds kinda unique.

  9. Weed is legal in Washington. But I’m not buy that pre-roll story for one minute.

    I smoked in early twenties, and I can tell you, You smoke a big fat doobie and you’ll get serious cotton-mouth, the munchies, dry eyes, and probably some paranoia. But, you’re not going to be running through any windows because of fear. And this was almost certainly not Nkemdiche’s first time smoking either. So, thinking he was just really baked doesn’t hold water. It’s MUCH more likely that he got some bad grass laced with something.

  10. I’m reserving judgment on Nkemdiche’s situation, but I wanted to say one thing: these canned apologies would come across as a heck of a lot more sincere if they avoided weaselly statements that seem to take responsibility but in fact place as much distance between the person and the action as humanly possible.

    E.g.: I put myself in a [bad] environment. Got it: the environment’s to blame, you just happened to… be there.

  11. binarymath says:
    Dec 15, 2015 7:22 PM
    “I doubt he can spell ramifications…”

    If he can spell “Nkemdiche” he can probably handle ramifications. But I agree that the definition could be troublesome. So in the spirit of the season, I humbly offer this definition of the term

    _________________________________

    So if he can spell his last name he can automatically know how to spell other words? Not saying the guy is dumb (which given his predicament he likely is), but that statement screams “lawyered”.

    I like the fact he states drugs have no place in his belief system. Yet he didn’t out right state what actually led to his actions, which in all likelyhood was drugs or he has some marbles loose.

  12. If I remember correctly, back in the day ‘window pane’ was the code name for a type of blotter acid (LSD)…….not that I ever invested any

  13. Can’t wait to see what idiotic franchise wastes a 1st round pick on this moron and all the dumb fans making excuses for him. And people wonder what’s wrong with the NFL.

    Has anyone seen this guy’s college stats? not worthy at all of a 1st round grade, he is a 6th-7th round talent and the idiotic hype machine scouting services gave him his unworthy 1st round status that has stuck with him since he was in high school.

    I am right you who oppose me are idiots!

  14. He is a nitwit, regardless of what he was smoking. He says (or rather his speech writer says) that his mom and dad instilled core values in him. Yeah, right. Way to show them off, nitwit.

  15. It had to be spice, the one thing he denied. I smoked it once years ago, and that’s bad, bad stuff. Makes you completely lose touch with reality. Not sure why anyone would put themselves through a spice trip after experiencing the first.

  16. but did take a swipe at a report that the synthetic drug made him paranoid and think someone was chasing him when he decided on a means of egress other than the door.

    Well, yeah. We probably could’ve saved everyone all the time during the day they used to hear/write/read this statement, because he wants.. to.. be.. drafted.

    “So, Robert. Getting high and window surfing… was that a failed You-Tube experiment?”

    How about we go back to the initial report of what was reported that he was doing? While high and the end result was window surfing…

  17. What makes Robert even more of an idiot is that his brother is in the hospital for the past few weeks because of drugs. So he decides to continue his drug use not learning a lesson from his brother’s experience.

    NCAA needs to find a test that can identify “fake” drugs some college players are taking.

  18. So is Freeze actually letting him play? If so I’m getting sick of players from the SEC facing less scrutiny than any team outside of Tallahassee. Full disclosure I listen to Pawwl Finebaum everyday and lived in a Birmingham suburb for years so I am not anti SEC. I root for 2 teams in the conference and notice I said teams not the entire conference! I thought that Urban Meyer was right for suspending his standout D lineman, Washington for soliciting a prostitute. He’s a senior so don’t give no crap that Nkemdiche should be allowed to play in his final game. It’s his decision to go pro, he’s not even graduating.

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