Laremy Tunsil sold Ole Miss out Thursday night after admitting to accepting money from the school. His teammate, Robert Nkemdiche, denied taking any money from Ole Miss on Friday.
Nkemdiche vehemently denied accepting any impermissible benefits from the school, according to the Associated Press’ Robert Baum.
Tunsil admitted to taking money from Ole Miss after an Instagram hack revealed text messages allegedly sent between the left tackle and Ole Miss Assistant Athletic Director for Football Operations John Miller. The texts appeared to show the star left tackle asking Miller to help him pay his rent and his mother’s electric bill.
It was supposed to be a great night for Ole Miss, which had three first-round picks. Tunsil was the first member of the Rebels taken despite a surprising free fall. He was selected 13th by the Miami Dolphins. Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was drafted 23rd by the Minnesota Vikings and Nkemdiche was taken 29th by the Arizona Cardinals.