Robert Nkemdiche
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Former first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche was arrested a couple weeks ago for speeding and driving on a suspended license, Bob McManaman shared on Wednesday.

The Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman is entering the fourth year of his career and is slated to earn $1.12 million in 2019. He had a previous arrest on record, going back to his college days.

Arizona recently declined to pick up his fifth-year option, meaning Nkemdiche will be a free agent following the 2019 season.

Highly touted coming out of Ole Miss, Nkemdiche has never lived up to his first-round billing, starting just six games in his first three seasons as a pro. Nkemdiche has appeared in 26 games, tallying 44 tackles and 4.5 sacks.

Already on the roster bubble heading into training camp, this arrest won’t help Nkemdiche’s cause.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.