Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hugh Freeze unamused by spring break incident involving Denzel Nkemdiche.

Denzel Nkemdiche and Hugh Freeze. Via AP.

It looks like Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche is going to be staying in Rebels' head coach Hugh Freeze's doghouse for a good long while. Freeze was not amused with after a video featuring Nkemdiche taunting what are described as "fans of another team" during spring break.

 “I’m not happy with it. Not proud of it. Hope he’s not,” Freeze said (via the Clarion-Ledger). “It’s definitely not what we want to be about, and the way you want to handle it regardless of what initiated it or caused it. There’s a way to handle adversity and controversy, and it’s certainly not that. That’s been made very clear to him. I felt comfortable with what we’re doing with the process of him regaining his rightful place on this team. Obviously that’s not a step in the right direction.”

Nkemdiche, is currently suspended for spring practice and the season opener against Boise State for an incident on his 21st birthday in February. He was. arrested on charges of "disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, and failure to comply with a police officer." He and brother Robert Nkemdiche are currently being sued for "battery, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress" after a seperate incident at an Ole Miss fraternity house .

(via Dr. Saturday)

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