Denzel Nkemdiche could wind up being suspended for more than Ole Miss’ season-opener against Boise State after a video surfaced on YouTube of the linebacker directing a profanity-laced tirade toward a group of people believed to be rival fans.
The video, according to AL.com, has since been deleted from YouTube. But coach Hugh Freeze saw it, and said he’d consider lengthening Nkemdiche’s suspension stemming from an arrest earlier this year.
“I’m not happy with him, not proud of it, hope he’s not. It’s definitely not what we want to be about and the way you want to handle (a situation) regardless of what initiated it or caused it,” Freeze said, via DJournal.com. “There’s a way to handle adversity and controversy, and it’s certainly not that, and that’s been made clear to him.”
Nkemdiche, a two-time All-SEC linebacker, made 35 tackles in 10 games during an injury-riddled 2013 season.