Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil was arrested Friday on domestic violence charges for punching his stepfather. Tunsil says he was defending his mother from his stepfather, Lindsey Miller.
Miller alleges that Tunsil was “riding around with agents” the night of the incident and that was what sparked the argument between he and Tunsil’s mother, Desiree Tunsil, according to the ClarionLedger.
As of Monday, both parties had filed lawsuits against each other.
Here’s Miller’s account of the incident, via the ClarionLedger:
According to the police report, 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…
Derek Miller [stepfather’s son] told the deputies that he recalled Desiree Tunsil and Lindsey Miller were “cussing” at each other when Laremy Tunsil entered the home and pushed his father against a wall.
Derek Miller said his father fell to the ground quickly, and Tunsil got on top of him and started hitting him.
Tunsil is projected to be a top-five pick in the 2016 NFL draft, and he’s one of the best players in college football.
You can read the detailed account from the Clarion Ledger here.