Sep 1, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (6) greets fans during the Tigers team walk prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

DeAndre Hopkins Denies Trashing Hotel Room at NFL Scouting Combine

The hotel room of two draft eligible wide receivers — Clemson’s DeAndre Hopkins and Mark Harrison of Rutgers — was trashed during their stay at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine back in February. The room was reportedly covered in trash, food and feces, which is never something you ever want to be associated with.

Almost immediately after the reports surfaced, Hopkins, who could break in to the first-round of next week’s draft, vehemently denied any involvement in the hotel room trashing.

“Luckily, thank God, my agent got my flight booked early or it really would’ve been questionable if I did [it] or not,” Hopkins said, via  “My agent got my flight booked early, he told me hurry up.

“I got done before Mark Harrison, so I was already packed.  I already took a shower and packed and everything.  Mark came in and we spoke for at least 20 minutes about the Combine.  Then the bellman came in and helped me get my bags out.  And I left.  That’s honestly all I can say. . . .

“I say check the cameras, that’s the best way that you’re going to get the answer.  Check the cameras and check the timing of everything.”

To be fair to Harrison, he also denies any involvement in the incident.

Someone clearly isn’t telling the truth, but it may not end up being a big issue among NFL teams. All I can say is that whoever rooms with these guys in camp better keep a close eye on the bathroom and make sure it stays clean.

I would expect Hopkins to be selected on day two of next week’s draft.

Tags: 2013 NFL Draft DeAndre Hopkins NFL Scouting Combine

  • fdscsdfghhhkkl

    Sounds like the blame game. There is no “thank god”, because according to your attitude if you were there you wouldnt have let it happen, or would have cleaned it up. What a lying sack of shit.