Report: Denzel Nkemdiche was “unresponsive” before being hospitalized
Denzel Nkemdiche, the older brother of Ole Miss junior defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche, was hospitalized in Jackson, Miss. early on Monday morning after he was found unresponsive, according to The Clarion-Ledger’s Sarah Fowler.
The report, which shed a little more light on this latest incident, cited a Ridgeland Police Department press release stating that officers responded to a call for an “unresponsive male.” The call was considered to be a “medical aid call,” to which the Ridgeland Fire Department was called to the scene for assistance.
Nkemdiche was hospitalized at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he was not checked in under his name. Ole Miss officials did not initially specify whether it was Denzel or Robert Nkemdiche in the hospital.
“No law enforcement action taken and there is no criminal investigation at this time,” Ridgeland Chief John Neal said.
Nkemdiche is reportedly no longer a member of the Ole Miss football team and has been under his father’s supervision for the past month. Nkemdiche was hospitalized last month following a separate incident, as well, although no reason was provided.
Nkemdiche’s little brother, Robert, fell from a fourth-story window at an Atlanta area hotel last week and was charged with possession of marijuana. Days later, Ole Miss suspended the junior defensive lineman.
Robert Nkemdiche has since declared for the 2016 NFL Draft, in which he is expected to be a top-five selection.
Robert Nkemdiche must also explain to prospective NFL teams the latest off-the-field incidents surrounding both him and his brother.