Former Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil is back in the headlines. And again, it doesn’t appear to be good news for him.
Tunsil, drafted 13th overall in the 2016 draft by the Miami Dolphins, told reporters in Miami that he plans on returning to Oxford, Miss., to train with Ole Miss strength and conditioning coach Paul Jackson.
This could allow Matt Wilson, the attorney for Tunsil’s stepfather, to serve him with a lawsuit, according to The Clarion-Ledger’s Daniel Paulling.
“At this point, we’re evaluating our next step,” Wilson said. “We attempted one particular means of process, and it was unsuccessful. We’re going to pursue other avenues as quickly as possible.”
Tunsil is being sued by his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, alleging assault and battery, defamation of character and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
With Tunsil returning to Mississippi, Wilson should have an easier chance to serve Tunsil with his lawsuit. The lawsuit was first filed on April 26, and Wilson has until Aug. 24 for the lawsuit to be served. Wilson also asked for extended depositions from Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, along assistant coach Matt Luke and assistant athletic director of football operations John Miller. Freeze and company can be subpoenaed 30 days after Tunsil is served his lawsuit.
Tunsil was suspended for the first seven games of the 2015-16 college football season, after his stepfather accused him of taking improper benefits from Ole Miss in June of 2015.