Tweet on Tunsil’s account hurts draft prospects
A bizarre social media post caused some chaos in the NFL draft Wednesday night.
Offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil of Ole Miss was ranked by many as the best player in the draft. After the Rams and Eagles traded up to get quarterbacks, many thought Tunsil would be picked at third by the Chargers, but they picked Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa. The Cowboys then picked Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott and the Jaguars picked Jalen Ramsey of Florida State.
It was unclear if teams were scared off by a video posted to Tunsil’s Twitter account Thursday night that showed someone apparently smoking marijuana out of a bong-gas mask contraption.
The video was quickly deleted, but it added to the perception that Tunsil has off-the-field problems.
Tunsil had to sit out the season’s first seven games after the NCAA ruled he received improper benefits, including the use of three loaner cars. His stepfather reportedly filed a lawsuit against him Tuesday related to a confrontation in June, when the men accused each other of domestic violence.