Ole Miss has finally received some clarity from the NCAA regarding Laremy Tunsil.
The Rebels’ offensive tackle will miss this Saturday’s game against Memphis and return in time for a pivotal matchup with Texas A&M on Oct. 24, the school announced in a press release, leaving Tunsil with a seven-game suspension in total. The junior’s stepfather, Lindsey Miller, alleged that Tunsil was seen in cars with agents and accepted impermissible gifts from agents and officials at Ole Miss, according to ESPN’s Chris Low.
The gifts Tunsil received include three rental cars, a four-month interest-free promissory note on down payment for buying a used car, two nights of free stay at a home, an airline ticket and one-day use of a rental car, according to the release.
“I take full responsibility for the mistakes I made and want to thank everyone for their continued support,” Tunsil said in a statement. “I want to apologize to my teammates, coaches and the entire Ole Miss family for how my choices affected our program. This was a learning experience, and I’m looking forward to being back on the field with my team and redeeming myself. The last 10 months have been a physical and mental battle for me, but I love playing this game more than anything else. I want to be here for my teammates who are depending on me to finish what we started together.”
From Ole Miss' release on why this was seven games. Lot of stuff here. pic.twitter.com/GwHDP7gvRF
— Hugh Kellenberger (@HKellenbergerCL) October 13, 2015