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 FOXSports.com. “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.