Laremy Tunsil is one day away from learning where he’ll begin his NFL career, but the Ole Miss offensive tackle is also dealing with a lawsuit from his stepfather, Lindsey Miller.
According to Daniel Paulling of The Clarion-Ledger, Miller filed a lawsuit on Tuesday night that alleges Tunsil physically attacked his stepfather in June 2015 and defamed him with a “fabricated” account of what happened.
“Defendant Tunsil pushed Mr. Miller against the wall in the hallway, causing him to fall,” the lawsuit reads, according to Paulling. “The disabled Navy combat veteran was simply unable to protect himself from the unprovoked assault by the six-foot-five-inch, 305-pound, powerfully-strong offensive tackle.
“After Defendant Tunsil had completely overpowered the now-helpless Mr. Miller, the All-American offensive lineman pounded the disabled American veteran severely, striking him with his fists multiple times. It took approximately four men to pull Defendant Tunsil from him.”
The two also filed domestic charges against one another last year, per Paulling.
Tunsil claimed that the altercation, which resulted in his arrest, happened in defense of his mother. Miller disputes that claim and said the attack was unprovoked.
The offensive tackle served a seven-game suspension in 2015 after Miller said that Tunsil received impermissible gifts from agents and Ole Miss officials.
Tunsil is widely expected to be a top-10 pick and considered by most to be the top offensive tackle in this year’s NFL draft class.