Cardinals’ Robert Nkemdiche pulled over twice within a week
Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche was pulled over twice within a week for traffic-related offenses in June, per the Scottsdale Police Department.
Scottsdale Police Department confirmed Sunday that the second stop, which occurred on June 12, was for traffic-related offenses and provided a police report of that traffic stop Monday. Nkemdiche was cited for driving with a suspended license. An officer initially pulled him over after running his license plate number to find it was suspended.
Nkemdiche was arrested on June 6 was for speeding and driving on a suspended license, per a police report. Police found a white powdery substance in the center console of Nkemdiche’s car, where a credit card holder resided. The substance was not tested and was impounded with Nkemdiche’s approval.
Near Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard, Nkemdiche was stopped at roughly 6:30 a.m. and told police he was on his way to a 7 a.m. practice.
Nkemdiche was reportedly going 75 mph in a 45 mph zone when he was pulled over, according to police. He had a previous warrant for driving on a suspended license and not appearing for the said court hearing.
The 24-year-old was the Cardinals’ first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, selected 29th overall. He has largely disappointed through three seasons, totaling 4.5 sacks, all of which came last year. Nkemdiche is coming off a torn ACL suffered in Week 14 and is expected to miss the start of the season.
Seen as a top-10 talent, Nkemdiche concerned NFL teams when he was arrested on drug charges in December of 2015 after falling out of a hotel window and was suspended from Ole Miss’ Sugar Bowl appearance.
In May, the Cardinals declined the fifth-year option on Nkemdiche’s contract for the 2020 season, making him an unrestricted free agent following this upcoming season.