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By The Sports Xchange April 19, 2013 11:50 AM
Two college wide receivers occupied a hotel room at the NFL Scouting Combine that got trashed, ESPN reported Friday. The rooms at the Crowne Plaza in Indianapolis during the combine in Indianapolis were occupied by Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and Rutgers wide receiver Mark Harrison. However, league sources told ESPN that Harrison is not responsible for what happened to the room. Harrison's agent, Ed Wasielewski, also said the player was not involved. "My client completely denies having anything to do with the hotel incident," he said. Hopkins' agent, Hadley Engelhard, said client had nothing to do with it, either. The room was reported to have urine and feces around the bathroom, toothpaste left on the mirror and food partially eaten on one of the beds. Hopkins told FOXSports.com Thursday that the room was in good condition when he checked out. "Luckily, thank God, my agent got my flight booked early or it really would've been questionable if I did (it) or not," he said. "My agent got my flight booked early. He told me hurry up. "I got done before Mark Harrison, so I was already packed. I already took a shower and packed and everything. Mark came in and we spoke for at least 20 minutes about the combine. Then the bellman came in and helped me get my bags out. And I left. That's, honestly, all I can say." Hopkins said he does not think Harrison had anything to do with the room's condition. "I say check the cameras," he said. "That's the best way that you're going to get the answer. Check the cameras and check the timing of everything." Kyle Flood, Harrison's former coach at Rutgers, defended him. "I've been in this program (at Rutgers) for eight years, and Mark was a three-year starter," Flood said. "He's been on a lot of road trips and we've never had a single disciplinary issue with him. He's a model of the type of person we want here at Rutgers. It would be so out of character to be involved in this that I just cannot imagine under any circumstance that it would happen and involve him." Hopkins is the fifth ranked wide receiver and 41st overall prospect by NFLDraftScout.com.