Ole Miss Rebels offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil will miss his team’s season opener today against Tennessee-Martin today for what the program is calling “precautionary reasons.”
ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported Tunsil’s absence on Twitter.
Ole Miss LT Laremy Tunsil held out today for “precautionary measures” as school cooperates w/NCAA investigation
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 5, 2015
Tunsil found himself in hot water over the summer when he and his stepfather were each charged with domestic violence against each other. Those charges were eventually dropped, but then it was reported that the dispute between the two was over Tunsil’s allegedly meeting with NFL agents and getting a ride home from them.
Sure enough, the NCAA launched its own investigation and while it has not been completed yet, Ole Miss is wise to keep Tunsil out of the first game of the season. His alleged meetings with agents could affect his eligibility and if he plays and is later found to have been ineligible, Ole Miss could find itself in a lot of trouble. Thus, keeping him out of today’s game is a smart move.
Of course, Campus Sports will update the investigation into Tunsil as more information becomes available.
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