The story of the Nkemdiche brothers at Ole Miss was never short on drama, and the two brothers left Ole Miss with a bit of baggage. Both Robert Nkemdiche and Denzel Nkemdiche were major recruits for Ole Miss when they signed on to join the program, but now the two brothers are each trying to get back on a straight path in their post-Ole Miss days.
Robert Nkemdiche was still a first round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2016 NFL Draft, but Denzel is not having quite the same luck. Denzel Nkemdiche has started to open up about how he got off track at Ole Miss, admitting to losing his passion for football and getting himself sucked up in distractions at Ole Miss.
In an interview with Rebel Sports Radio, Nkemdiche provided details on his drug use in Oxford that led to him getting caught up in just about anything but football.
“I will say I partook in some drug use while I was in college,” Nkemdiche explained in the interview. “I went down the road of LSD, Acid, whatever you want to call it. People may have their judgments on that but I don’t believe in any coincidences… That’s what happened. I went down that path, I’m clean now, I’m drug-free now.”
Nkemdiche getting clean of drugs has also helped him clean up the rest of his life, he explained, which is also terrific news considering where he was in the final days of his Ole Miss career.
“Every lie I was telling, I was telling myself because before you can tell a lie, you have to believe it,” Nkemdiche said while explaining how he worked through his disruptive lifestyle. “You pretty much allow yourself to believe your lies at the end of the day… It’s hard to live a blissful, genuine life, a true life down the right path if you are telling lies. You never go forward by lying about anything to anyone, any situation.”
Here’s hoping Nkemdiche does stay clean and keeps things going in a positive direction moving forward.