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Video: Roger Goodell says Laremy Tunsil situation ‘part of what makes the draft so exciting’


The player with the most controversy surrounding him at Thursday night’s first round of the 2016 NFL Draft is former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil. Just 13 minutes before the start of the draft, an incriminating video was posted to his Twitter page that showed Tunsil smoking out of a bong attached to a gas mask.

This caused him to drop from the top ten to No. 13 where the Miami Dolphins selected the former Rebel. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell joined “Mike & Mike” on Friday and discussed the situation saying that he was completely unaware of what exactly had happened with Tunsil.

He then went on to say that Laremy Tunsil slipping out of the first round just makes the draft so much more exciting. He said that nobody expected it to happen and it was actually good for the NFL in the end.

“I think it’s all part of what makes the draft so exciting,” Goodell said. “Clubs make decisions. Sometimes they take risks. Sometimes they do the right things. Sometimes they don’t, and we’ll see. Hopefully he is going to turn out to be a great young player.”

One thing is for sure about last night’s first round and that is the Dolphins sure landed them a winner at offensive tackle as long as he can keep his head screwed on straight. They also landed him at half the price.

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Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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