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Robert Nkemdiche reveals he wants a pet panther after NFL Draft

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The 2016 NFL draft is less than two weeks away and teams are getting ready to make selections that could have huge consequences on the future of their franchise.

We have already seen one huge move as the Los Angeles Rams decided to give up two first round, two second round, and two third round picks in order to move up to the number one overall selection that was previously held by the Tennessee Titans. 

While it is certain that the Rams will take a quarterback at the one spot, what isn't certain is where Robert Nkemdiche will be drafted. The Ole Miss grad was a star in college and is easily a Top-10 talent, but he has various character concerns. Concerns that won't be improved by his latest comments.


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The defensive lineman was the subject of a feature from Seth Wickersham of ESPN the Magazine, where he revealed that one thing he desperately wanted after being drafted later this month was a pet panther. 

Yes, you read that correctly. The future NFL player has decided that he wants to try and domesticate a dangerous big cat and make it his pet. There is only one way an NFL player owning a panther will go, and it involves being bitten.

"Robert Nkemdiche wants a pet panther," Wickersham wrote. "That's how he plans to treat himself when he signs his rookie contract. He wants to take care of his family, and he wants to buy a panther."

The whole story really needs to be read but this is the best part:

And he's watching Instagram videos of domesticated panthers. He likes the black ones, likes how their eyes glow. He stares at shots of people playing with panthers, wrestling with them as if they were dogs, nudging faces, fearless when they open their mouths. "It's sick."

It's insane.

"No, it's not. They're like cats."

Can't he see the headline? Visitor Mauled by NFL Star Robert Nkemdiche's Pet Panther.

"If someone comes over and is scared, I'll put the panther away."

NFL contracts are complicated to begin with, but it seems like thanks to Nkemdiche they could be about to get another chapter - one that bans the ownership of animals that have giant teeth that can shred a human's skin.

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