Laremy Tunsil came clean on Thursday night and admitted that he took money from an Ole Miss coach, but at least one NFL Draft expert believes the former Rebels offensive tackle should’ve kept that information to himself.
“One thing Tunsil did today that was his fault and he should never have done was answering those questions and then go sell out the coaching staff at Ole Miss,” ESPN’s Todd McShay said. “He’s going to have to mature very quickly or else this league is going to eat him up.”
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Ole Miss announced on Friday morning that it will investigate Tunsil’s claims that he received money. A university official told ESPN the school is working to verify whether the text conversations posted on Tunsil’s Instagram are real.
The conversations appear to show Tunsil asking an Ole Miss employee to help him pay rent and to help pay his mother’s electric bill.
Some have lauded Tunsil for his honesty and the way he handled an apparent sabotage attempt on Thursday, including ESPN’s Ian O’Connor, who wrote, “He handled this ungodly and unscheduled mess like a grown-up.” But McShay believes Tunsil’s decision not to lie was an immature one.