DeAndre Hopkins, the talented wide receiver from Clemson who will likely be selected in the 1st or 2nd round of next week’s NFL draft, was staying in the “trashed” hotel room at the NFL Combine in February, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
[UPDATE: Hopkins denies all involvement, telling Fox Sports to 'check the hotel cameras.']
Hopkins was rooming with receiver Mark Harrison of Rutgers, and the hotel told media outlets that there was feces and urine scattered about upon departure. According to Yahoo’s Jason Cole:
The crude behavior included urine and feces scattered about the bathroom, toothpaste on the mirror and garbage strewn about the room. Among the garbage was partially eaten food left on one of the beds.
Does this qualify as a “red flag?” Or can we chalk this up the immaturity of a 20-year-old? Should toying around with toothpaste and poop overshadow what Hopkins is capable of on the field? How can anyone determine whether or not the poop and pee belonged to one player or both?
Surprisingly, for the second time this week, Schefter has been at the forefront of a report blasting a receiver will be drafted. (Schefter previously reported that Cal’s Keenan Allen had failed a drug test, something his agent disputed.) This may be only interesting to me, but I’d love to know which player’s agent is feeding all of this to Schefter. Clearly, somebody has an agenda to slam other receivers.
A trashed hotel room at Indy scouting combine that Yahoo reported on belonged to Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins and Rutgers WR Mark Harrison.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2013