A miserable night for former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil may be getting a lot worse. Now, the Rebels football program could also be involved.
Tunsil’s Twitter account was allegedly hacked just before the 2016 NFL Draft began and may have played a role in him falling to the No. 13 pick. Shortly after the Miami Dolphins selected Tunsil at that spot, his Instagram account appeared to be hacked as well.
UPDATE: Tunsil spoke about the hack after being drafted, and admitted that he accepted money.
Tunsil's Draft Presser via WBBM. "Was their an exchange between you and your coach for $$?" "I'd have to say, yeah." pic.twitter.com/TqYeOSjOfO
— Robby Donoho (@RobbyDonoho) April 29, 2016
Two posts revealed text messages allegedly sent between Tunsil and Ole Miss Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations John Miller. They appear to show Tunsil asking the program to help him pay his rent and his mother’s electricity bill.
If these text messages are authenticated, this could be a serious problem for Ole Miss. Someone messing with Tunsil’s social media accounts is already a serious problem for him.