Ole Miss star hospitalized in hotel fall

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ATLANTA — Police say Ole Miss football player Robert Nkemdiche was hospitalized after falling from a wall at an Atlanta hotel.

Nkemdiche, 21, is a defensive tackle and largely regarded as a probable top-five NFL draft pick.

Police department spokeswoman Kim Jones said it appears that Nkemdiche broke a hotel room window, walked about 15 feet, climbed over a wall and fell roughly 15 feet late Saturday night.

Jones said Nkemdiche was alert and conscious when emergency responders arrived and he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Jones said authorities found what appeared to be a small amount of marijuana in Nkemdiche’s room and he was hospitalized in stable condition.