Top NFL prospect is falling down draft boards after a video of him smoking emerges from his Twitter account(16 Views) April 29, 2016 3:09 am | Published by fbsaind | No comment
Laremy Tunsil, once the heavy favorite to be the first overall pick at the 2016 NFL Draft, is plummeting down the first round of after a video of him apparently taking a hit from a gas-mask bong was posted to his Twitter account — less than an hour before the start of the draft.
Tunsil played offensive tackle at Ole Miss and, before the Rams traded for the first overall pick, was expected to be picked by the Titans at No. 1. Even after some trades shook up the top of the first round, Tunsil was still expected to be a top-five pick as the best offensive lineman in the draft.
But then, just minutes before the start of the draft, the video leaked from his account. Tunsil’s agent confirmed it was him, saying that Tunsil’s account was hacked.
Tunsil himself briefly to Twitter to apologize. His Twitter account has since been suspended, but his apology (via Pro Football Talk) read:
“I recreated this account to publicly apologize for the recent video posted,” Tunsil wrote. “I promise to work hard on and off the field.”
Now, Tunsil is still available and two offensive lineman (Ronnie Stanley and Jack Conklin; both rated below him) were picked before him.
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) April 29, 2016
#OM OT Laremy Tunsil has slipped at least to 7. The video did not help. His agent has been calling teams saying that’s not who he is
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 29, 2016
According to NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala, the Baltimore Ravens removed Tunsil from their draft board entirely — not just from the first round.
Ravens took Tunsil OFF their board after that video, member of organization tells me. OFF.
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) April 29, 2016