Laremy Tunsil, the All-American offensive lineman for Mississippi who is projected as a 2016 1st round draft pick, was “riding around with football agents,” last weekend when he was arrested for punching his stepfather.
According to the police report, which was obtained by the Clarion-Ledger:
"When deputy Rudy Howell arrived at the scene at 7:19 p.m. Thursday night, Miller was “very excited” and told Howell that “Tunsil and the agents” left in a yellow convertible. Tunsil’s voluntary statements were not attached to the report obtained by The Clarion-Ledger. Ole Miss did not immediately respond to a request from The Clarion-Ledger seeking comment. According to Miller’s statements to Howell, Desiree Tunsil walked out of the house during the argument about Tunsil’s alleged contact with agents when Laremy Tunsil entered. Miller, 53, then claims he extended his hand to give Tunsil a handshake, but Tunsil allegedly shoved him against a wall and started hitting him."
It’s just an allegation from the stepfather, who clearly is disgruntled and would have reason to try and hurt Tunsil. But the NCAA will surely be looking into the agents who were allegedly on the scene.
Tunsil is 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds and would be a massive loss for the Rebels, who are coming off one of the best seasons in school history. They’re ranked 13th heading into next season, and return plenty from a team that nearly played for the SEC Championship. [Via Clarion-Ledger]