This is what you call hyperbole.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie, a former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, was a co-host on the New York-based Boomer & Carton radio show on WFAN. He chimed in on the video that was leaked moments before the NFL Draft of former Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil smoking from a gas mask.
“When I was a prosecutor, I would’ve gone in and cuffed this guy,” Christie said, according to a report from Buzzfeed. “I would’ve been all over it.”
Tunsil ended up dropping to the Miami Dolphins with the No. 13 overall pick in the first round after the video surfaced. The Dolphins organization reportedly believes a former financial advisor, who was fired by Tunsil, is responsible for posting the video to Tunsil’s Twitter account. His Instagram account was also accessed and used to post what appeared to be messages between Tunsil and Ole Miss assistant athletics director John Miller in which Tunsil asked Miller for money.
“Poor kid in that respect,” Christie said. “I mean, he did it. But who’s the guy that hates him enough that they had access to the video and put it on. I mean, wow.”