Report: Ole Miss DT Robert Nkemdiche hospitalized after fall
Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche fell 15 feet from a wall of an Atlanta hotel and sustained multiple cuts on Saturday evening, reports the Associated Press.
According to the report, the 21-year-old broke a hotel window, walked roughly 15 feet and then climbed over a wall before falling. He was hospitalized after the incident.
An Atlanta police spokesperson said that Nkemdiche was alert and conscious at the scene and was hospitalized in stable condition. Authorities reportedly found what appeared to be a small amount of marijuana in Nkemdiche’s room.
Nkemdiche, a junior, has recorded 29 tackles and three sacks this season. In his NFL mock draft, SI.com’s Chris Burke projected the 6'4", 296-pound tackle to be the first overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
On Sunday, Nkemdiche was named to the AP All-American second team.
Mississippi (9–3) will play Oklahoma State (10–2) in the Sugar Bowl on January 1.