When Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon was barred from attending this year’s NFL Combine, it made perfect sense. The NFL had just implemented a new policy for the 2017 Combine that prohibited players with prior issues.
We now know that former Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly is among those not invited to the Combine due to a past off-the-field issues. Though Kelly hasn’t gone through any assault issues like Mixon, his sketchy past has caused those in charge of the Combine to question the former Rebel:
A person familiar with the league’s decision told The Associated Press that Kelly is barred from participating in the event because of charges stemming from a fight outside a Buffalo nightclub and for being dismissed by Clemson. Both incidents happened in 2014.
We also covered another, um, odd story involving Kelly and former porn actress Mia Khalifa in September, as Khalifa outed the quarterback for sliding into her DMs:
— Mia Khalifa (@miakhalifa) September 6, 2016
She did this again in October:
— Mia Khalifa (@miakhalifa) October 15, 2016
And after learning that Kelly won’t be able to participate in the Combine, Khalifa took advantage of another opportunity to troll the quarterback:
He wasn't invited in my DM's either, so he'll prob show up to the combine drunk asking Gruden if he wants to FaceTime https://t.co/TJ8uJjEu5u
— Mia Khalifa (@miakhalifa) February 15, 2017