In case you’ve been stranded on a desert island for the first hour of the NFL Draft, video emerged, and was quickly deleted, from Laremy Tunsil’s Twitter account purporting to show him smoking a bong with a gas mask.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media tweeted this, and added on television that it was indeed Tunsil in the video:
On ESPN, Suzy Kolber said she had spoken with Tunsil’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, who thought the offensive tackle’s Twitter account was hacked (duh), and that the video was old, perhaps dating as far back to when he was in high school (who the hell knows?).
Meanwhile, Jay Glazer reported on Fox Sports’ Facebook Live that Tunsil’s camp was insinuating that it may have been Tunsil’s stepfather, who is suing the player for assault stemming back from an incident last June, who leaked the video.
As dumb as it is that marijuana is a banned substance in the NFL, or anywhere, it goes without saying that it’s an indictment on yourself as a multi-million dollar investment to have this video come out through your own account at that specific time. Tunsil’s ensuing Draft slide has become the story of the evening.