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Mississippi's Robert Nkemdiche is charged with possession of marijuana

Mississippi's Robert Nkemdiche is charged with possession of marijuana

Robert Nkemdiche's status for the Sugar Bowl is uncertain after the Mississippi defensive lineman was charged with possession of marijuana following a 15-foot fall at an Atlanta hotel over the weekend that sent him to the hospital.

Coach Hugh Freeze said Monday he hasn't decided whether Nkemdiche will play against Oklahoma State on Jan. 1 — assuming he is physically able to take the field. Freeze said he had a brief phone conversation with Nkemdiche, who apologized, and the player's dad.

Nkemdiche, a 6-foot-4, 296-pound junior, has stitches in his back and leg and a swollen ankle, according to the coach. Freeze added he needs to gather...

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