Laremy Tunsil is no longer an Ole Miss Rebel, but that hasn’t stopped him from making headlines for the school.
On April 28, someone posted text messages between Tunsil and assistant athletics director John Miller where Tunsil asked Miller for money.
Back in January, Ole Miss was notified of 13 allegations with four of them being level I allegations. Three of the high-level violations were attributed to Tunsil.
According to ESPN.com, Tunsil sent Hugh Freeze, his former Ole Miss head coach, a letter.
“His sincere love for me. That’s probably all I should say,” Freeze said on the contents of the letter.
Freeze was also asked about the tone of the letter. Freeze said it was a sweet tone and called Tunsil a “good kid with a good heart.”
The Ole Miss coach also described what he told Tunsil after the draft night debacle in an interview with Marty Smith.
“When that first episode happened with Laremy, he’s like your child,” Freeze said. “When my child makes a mistake, I don’t run from it. I don’t hide from it. I certainly don’t approve of the mistakes that were always made, but you’re not going to stop loving them. So you go into, any coach goes into, the mode that I’m going to help this family through it. So that’s really the mode I went into, is just trying to do anything I could to help them through that difficult time.”
Tunsil was one of three Ole Miss players taken in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, with Tunsil going No. 13 to the Miami Dolphins, Laquon Treadwell going No. 23 to the Minnesota Vikings and Robert Nkemdiche going No. 29 to the Arizona Cardinals.
Ole Miss went 10-3 last season and won the Sugar Bowl. Hugh Freeze, along with quarterback Chad Kelly, tight end Evan Engram and defensive tackle D.J. Jones, are set to speak at the SEC Media Days on Thursday.