Ole Miss releases statement on Laremy Tunsil
Last night during his post-draft press conference with the Miami Dolphins, former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil openly admitted that he had received money from an assistant coach during his time with the Rebels.
In response, Ole Miss released a statement around midnight:
“The university is aware of the reports from the NFL draft regarding Laremy Tunsil and potential NCAA violations during his time at Ole Miss. Like we do whenever an allegation is brought to our attention or a potential violation is self-discovered, we will aggressively investigate and fully cooperate with the NCAA and the SEC.”
Tunsil's Draft Presser via WBBM. "Was their an exchange between you and your coach for $$?" "I'd have to say, yeah." pic.twitter.com/TqYeOSjOfO
— Robby Donoho (@RobbyDonoho) April 29, 2016
Additionally, Tunsil’s social media accounts created all kinds of controversy during last night’s draft. First, his Twitter account was hacked to reveal a video of him smoking a bong while wearing a gas mask. Then his Instagram account was hacked to reveal text message conversations between Tunsil and the Ole Miss coaching staff involving an exchange of money.
The former of the two was key in Tunsil’s drop to No. 13 overall after serving as the top prospect on most boards for weeks heading into the NFL draft.
Stay tuned. This could potentially do some damage to the Ole Miss football program.