Ole Miss has played two games without star left tackle Laremy Tunsil and is preparing to face Alabama without him, but it could actually be several more games before Tunsil returns to the field.
The NCAA is investigating a report from Tunsil’s stepfather, Lindsey Miller, that the offensive tackle was seen in cars with agents and accepted impermissible gifts from agents and officials at Ole Miss, according to ESPN’s Chris Low.
While his car was in a repair shop, Tunsil received a loaned vehicle from Cannon Motors in Oxford, Miss., and reportedly kept the car for longer than expected before returning it. The NCAA is considering it an extra benefit.
Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork did not comment on Wednesday. Head coach Hugh Freeze said he is only concerned with the players available to face Alabama.
“I have a great (athletic director), and I just kind of stay in my lane, get our team prepare with the ones we have,” Freeze said on Wednesday’s teleconference.
The sticking point in the Laremy Tunsil case is a loaner car he kept too long. He could be sidelined for a while. http://t.co/NkhRXUPG7L
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) September 17, 2015