Former Ole Miss offensive tackle and soon-to-be first-round NFL Draft pick Laremy Tunsil is being sued by his stepfather, according to a report from Daniel Paulling of The Clarion-Ledger.
Per the report, Tunsil’s stepfather, Lindsey Miller, filed a lawsuit yesterday and alleged that his stepson attacked him last June and defamed his character. Miller’s lawsuit lists both as ““intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
The relationship between the two has been tumultuous, to say the least. Both Tunsil and Miller filed domestic violence charges against each other last year, with Tunsil saying that he only attacked Miller after Miller attacked his mother. Both charges were eventually dropped, with reports stating at the time that both Miller and Tunsil were arguing because of Tunsil’s alleged conversations with agents. Ole Miss launched an investigation and Tunsil eventually sat out half the 2015 season after it was learned he received impermissible benefits.
And now, Miller is seeking “compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees, pre- and post-judgment interest and all costs associated with the suit because of ‘past, present, and future bodily injury, pain & suffering, severe emotional distress, medical costs, damage to reputation, and/or other types of damages that he has incurred (and will likely continue to incur).'”
Call me crazy, but this is an oddly timed suit given how the NFL Draft is tomorrow and Tunsil is sure to earn a nice signing bonus as a likely Top 5 pick. Tunsil himself hasn’t commented on the situation, but this just sounds like an already toxic situation just waiting to get worse.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on this story and Laremy Tunsil’s path to the NFL!
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