Freeze talks drug policy

Here is the question regarding the picture of Robert Nkemdiche that is circulating on the internet and Hugh Freeze’s response. The picture shows someone, allegedly Nkemdiche, using drug paraphernalia.

Question: “There’s a picture circulating of Robert Nkemdiche. What’s your reaction?”

Freeze: “Besides, ‘I hate the internet and the pictures that float around on it from time to time? I’m very aware of the picture. I’m also aware of when it was taken and where it was taken. We test our entire team on our drug testing policy at the beginning of the season. Then we have our other follow-up tests throughout the course of the year, and I’m super confident that we handled each one the same. We enforce our policy very consistently. There’s not a single thing that goes on that I do not always bring in our athletic director and talk about to make sure we’re being very consistent in that. Our kids make social decisions all the time, just like my own kids do, just like I make mistakes. We’re going to help them navigate life, and we’re going to hold them accountable for actions that are not what … what we want representing our program and university or that would hurt themselves. I’m very confident that we deal with all them in the same manner and will continue to do that.”

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • baxter

    Parrish, I am very disappointed in your headline and article in today’s print version concerning this “issue”. You are attempting to manipulate public perception and THAT is NOT your job. I find myself questioning your professional credentials.

    • Colonel_Panic

      Take a lap, dude. You’re trying to hard.

  • Parrish Alford

    Baxter, the job is simply to report with fairness and accuracy. That’s what I’m trying to do.


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