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Report: Robert Nkemdiche Won't Play In Sugar Bowl

Last weekend, Ole Miss junior defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche reportedly fell 15 feet outside his Atlanta hotel room, sustaining minor injuries. He was later charged with possession of marijuana. Sunday, it's being reported that Nkemdiche will not be playing in the Rebels' Sugar Bowl matchup with Oklahoma State. Ben Garrett of Ole Miss Spirit noted that it wasn't Nkemdiche's decision.

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FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman added that it's technically a suspension.

">@FoxSports. 1st reported by Scout. #OKState

— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB)

#OleMiss has suspended star DL Robert Nkemdiche for the bowl game, source tells @FoxSports. 1st reported by Scout. #OKState

— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 20, 2015

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Nkemdiche is one of the top talents in the upcoming NFL Draft, so this could be a blessing in disguise - in the sense that he won't risk injury in a postseason game ahead of a possible big pay day.