Star Ole Miss defensive tackle and likely top-five NFL Draft pick Robert Nkemdiche suffered non-life threatening injuries after falling out of a window at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta on Saturday night, according to a police report obtained by The Clarion-Ledger. Police confirmed that Nkemdiche, who was taken to a local hospital, was conscious and breathing when they arrived.
Cody Chaffins of Fox 5 Atlanta reports that Nkemdiche suffered "multiple cuts."
Here's the full police report:
At approximately 2318 hours, Zone Two units responded to a person injured call where a male had fallen from a hotel room window. Upon arrival, the victim was conscious and breathing. He was transported to Grady Memorial and was in stable condition. Inside the hotel room, units located a small amount of suspected marijuana. The window was also broken out. It appears that the victim broke the window and then walked approximately 15 feet and climbed over a wall and fell approximately 15 feet. GI Squad and the Narcotics Unit responded to the scene along with the Crime Scene Unit. It should be noted that the injured person is Robert Nkemdiche, a football player from Ole Miss.
The kicker here is that police say they found what is they believe to be marijuana in the hotel room. Per Fox 5, police said that no one else was in the room and drug use might have played a factor in the fall. Nkemdiche reportedly told police he did "not know how he ended up on the ground."
This info from Ben Garrett seems to lend credence to the idea that Nkemdiche was on something.
We're hearing Robert Nkemdiche was taken to the hospital more for his mental state than his physical condition. https://t.co/KAC7kkbv07— Ben Garrett (@SpiritBen) December 13, 2015
Those are about the only details available right now. We're not sure exactly how serious the injuries are, whether his status for the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day is in jeopardy or how this will affect his draft stock.
This incident comes several weeks after Denzel Nkemdiche, Robert's older brother and a starting senior linebacker for the Rebels, landed in the ICU for an undisclosed injury. He hasn't seen the field since and has probably played his final college game.
Here's video from Channel 2 in Atlanta showing Robert on the way to the hospital.