Before Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil saw his draft stock plummet due to a series of unfortunate events prior to the 2016 NFL Draft, he was dealing with a much bigger situation. Tunsil was charged with domestic violence after getting into a fight with his stepfather last year, which caused him to miss the first five games of the 2015 college football season.
His stepfather, Lindsey Miller, announced that he would be suing Tunsil for defamation of character after Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said that the tackle was “standing up for his mother” when the fight happened.
Freeze wants to stay out of the court case, even though Miller’s lawyers believe his testimony against Tunsil would help them win the case.
Freeze’s lawyers stepped up and started a petition in Lafayette County, where the civil case was filed, to keep him from being asked to give a deposition. His attorneys stated that there is “no basis for deposing Freeze at any point concerning his claims against Defendant [Tunsil].”
It certainly looks like Hugh Freeze wants to stay out of this situation as best he can right now, but, when this comes down to Tunsil possibly violating NCAA rules, which is what Miller claims started the fight, this could go much farther than Ole Miss.
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