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Robert Nkemdiche in stable condition following fall from window

Robert Nkemdiche in stable condition following fall from window

Ole Miss star defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche was reportedly in stable condition after he fell from a window in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Buckhead over the weekend. According to Atlanta police authorities, Nkemdiche reportedly suffered “multiple cuts and abrasions” from the fall. 

Cody Chaffins of Fox 5 Sports in Atlanta broke the news Sunday afternoon:

The Rebel Walk reached out to the Atlanta Police Department and was given the following police report from Officer Kim Jones with the department’s Media Relations office: 

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.

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze issued the following statement Sunday afternoon: 

We are still learning about the matter, but obviously Robert’s wellbeing is our greatest concern.

Football practices for the upcoming bowl game are scheduled to begin Monday, December 14. The No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels (9-3, 6-2 SEC) face the No 15 Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2, 7-2 Big XII) in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 (7:30 p.m., ESPN). 

About The Author

Evelyn Van Pelt

Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn's love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship--and continued as she watched Katie receive three degrees from Ole Miss, culminating with her Pharm D. in 2012. Evelyn, a member of the FWAA, USBWA and the NCBWA, has covered Rebel sports for numerous outlets. In addition to working for The Rebel Walk, Evelyn is a sports writer for a newspaper in Texas.

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