After the first day back on the practice field since spring break, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze addressed the beach video, a cursing tirade at what is believed to be fans from an opposing team, from linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche.
Here’s the text of what Freeze said regarding the impact it will have on Nkemdiche’s suspension status moving forward:
“Ya’ll know kids when they make mistakes, ones that don’t mistake what we want to be about, it does happen. I’m not happy with him, not proud of it, hope he’s not. It’s definitely not what we want to be about and the way you want to handle (a situation) regardless of what initiated it or caused it. There’s a way to handle adversity and controversy, and it’s certainly not that, and that’s been made clear to him. I feel comfortable with what we’re doing with the process of him regaining his rightful place on this team. Obviously that’s not a step in the right direction.
“I hope that doesn’t occur any more.
“As part of the whole process, it will weigh in on everything. That is not who we want to be about, how we want to go about doing things.
“It’s just going to be part of the … the process may be longer now. I’m not going to be put in a box on it. I feel very comfortable with the way we’re going about it. He’ll have to change some of his ways to get back right with us.”