In a story that continues to prove that SEC football truth is stranger than fiction, Ole Miss offensive tackle — and presumptive top five draft NFL draft pick — Laremy Tunsil’s Twitter account sent out a thirty second video of him wearing a gas mask and smoking weed just fifteen minutes before the draft started.
The video, which you can watch here and ends with a Rebel flag on the wall suggesting it was filmed during Laremy’s time at Ole Miss, has sent Tunsil tumbling down draft boards.
So how did it happen? It’s fair to say Tunsil himself wasn’t responsible.
One hypothesis — Tunsil’s stepfather filed a lawsuit against him today. Is it possible he or someone allied with him also knew Tunsil’s Twitter password? That certainly seems plausible.
Regardless, Tunsil responded by immediately deleting his Twitter account.
Just three weeks ago Tunsil was the offshore favorite for the Tennessee Titans to take number one overall. Instead the Titans traded up and took another tackle, Jack Conklin, ahead of Tunsil.
Meaning the release of this video is costing Tunsil millions of dollars.
The world came undone tonight. Tunsil’s Instagram account was also hacked and in that hacking it appears that Ole Miss was paying Tunsil.
When he was asked about being paid at Ole Miss, TUNSIL ADMITTED TO IT IN FRONT OF THE ENTIRE MEDIA HORDE IN CHICAGO.
Here’s his admission. (And this whole thing ends with someone from Ole Miss running out and dragging him off the stage.)