According to the report, Nkemdiche was pulled over for going 75 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. He told police that he was on his way to a 7 a.m practice when he was stopped around 6:30 a.m.
Police discovered that Nkemdiche had a warrant issued for his arrest for driving on a suspended license and failing to appear for a court hearing. They also found a white powdery substance, consistent with cocaine, in a small credit card case in his center console.
However, police did not test the substance and it was instead impounded for destruction with Nkemdiche’s consent.
“Based on the totality of the circumstances, it was decided not to pursue testing of the credit card holder in lieu of impounding the item for destruction with Robert’s cooperation,” the police report stated.
Nkemdiche was arrested on the warrant.
The Cardinals issued the following statement regarding Nkemdiche:
“We are aware of the June 6th incident involving Robert Nkemdiche. We have alerted the NFL office in accordance with the league’s personal conduct policy and will comment further when appropriate.”
Nkemdiche, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2016. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $7.6 million contract and set to make a base salary of $1,122,808 for the 2019 season.
Arizona declined Nkemdiche’s fifth-year option back in May. He will be an unrestricted free agent in 2020.
In 2018, Nkemdiche appeared in 10 games for the Cardinals and recorded 32 tackles, 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass defense.