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Nkemdiche: Tunsil present when I fell

Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil is neither running the 40-yard dash nor doing the bench press at this week's NFL draft combine in Indianapolis, perhaps giving a team or two pause as they assess Tunsil.

Former Mississippi teammate Robert Nkemdiche might have given Tunsil a hurdle as well on Friday.

Nkemdiche, a defensive lineman who was charged with possession of marijuana in the offseason but insists he was only drunk when he fell out of a hotel window, said Tunsil was among "more people in my room" on the night in question, according to profootballtalk.com.

"There were more people in my room," Nkemdiche said, including "Laremy," according to the website. "The hotel was under my name. Nobody wanted to take the fall. It had to go under my name. It just happened to play out like that."

Tunsil has not been linked to any substance abuse issues while in college or since he declared for the draft.

Nkemdiche fell out of a hotel window in Atlanta in December and admits he was drunk.

Case goes against ex-players: A federal appeals court affirmed a lower-court decision against three retired players who opted out of a $50 million settlement with NFL Films. Hall of Famer Elvin Bethea, Fred Dryer and Ed White objected to the 2013 settlement of a class-action lawsuit over publicity rights for retired players.

Cap number higher: The salary cap for the 2016 season will be $155.27 million per team, up about $12 million from last season's amount as set by the league and the NFL Players Association, according to profootballtalk.com.

49ers: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, benched for Blaine Gabbert by the end of last season, requested a trade through his agents, NFL Network reported. That counters what new coach Chip Kelly said Thursday at the combine — "He wants to be here," Kelly said of Kaepernick.

Ravens: The team placed the franchise tag on kicker Justin Tucker, the Baltimore Sun reported. Tucker is expected to make $4.5 million this year, and the team has until July 15 to reach a new deal with Tucker.

Nkemdiche: Tunsil present when I fell 02/26/16 [Last modified: Friday, February 26, 2016 10:01pm]
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