The NCAA is now getting itself involved in a domestic dispute that involved Ole Miss Rebels offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather.
Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk reported the development, as what seemed like a simple at-home problem could now be a bigger monster.
As was reported by Riley Blevins of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Tunsil’s stepfather Lindsey Miller alleges that on the night of the incident, which saw charges filed against him after Tunsil allegedly punched Miller while defending his mother, Tunsil had been “riding with agents” and if this report is true, Tunsil’s eligibility could be in question.
Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze offered more.
“We are aware that Laremy and his family have met with potential agents, which is within his NCAA rights as a student-athlete,” Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said in a statement to The Clarion-Ledger. “Regarding the altercation, we will continue to gather facts and cooperate with the proper authorities.”
Now, if Tunsil did just receive a car ride from agents and assuming that the NCAA moves swiftly with this investigation and concludes it before the start of the season, Tunsil will probably just be suspended for a game or two. If the association with agents goes deeper, however, he could be facing larger problems on top of his arrest for domestic violence.
Campus Sports will update this story as more information becomes available.
Ole Miss opens 2015 at home against UT-Martin on September 5.
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