Former first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche was arrested a couple weeks ago for speeding and driving on a suspended license.
On Friday, TMZ Sports got a hold of the video of his arrest and it shows just how close he came to possibly catching a drug case, but caught a massive break by arresting officers.
“When one of the cops goes to put the bracelets in the car’s center console, he notices a credit card holder flipped open — and says to another cop, “Tell me if that looks like a little cocaine hitter.”
The cop dives into the car and takes the credit card holder to Robert himself to ask him straight-up if he knows what the white substance is on the mirror.
“Nothing,” Nkemdiche says … “I just leave my wallet in there and stuff like that. It’s just old so it gets used a lot.”
“It’s not anything,” Robert adds … “I leave it in the restroom, so I just always have my card in there and stuff like that.”
Doesn’t seem the cop believes him … because in a later conversation with officers, the cop says, “It’s probably cocaine in there.”
Good news for Robert … the cops decided not to pursue testing of the credit card holder — and instead, they elected to have it impounded so they could destroy it later.”
The Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman is entering the fourth year of his career and is slated to earn $1.12 million in 2019. After declining his 5th-year option, Nkemdiche will be a free agent following the 2019 season.
Despite being taken in the 1st round, Nkemdiche has only started six games in his first three seasons, racking up 44 tackles and 4.5 sacks in 26 total games.