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.”