Tunsil update, allegations of agents made by stepfather

The Laremy Tunsil story has taken a new twist, one that involves the allegation that Tunsil, projected to go within the first five picks in next year’s NFL draft, has met with agents.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze in a statement said he is aware that Tunsil has met with agents and that Tunsil is within his rights to do so.

The Jackson Clarion-Ledger, citing a Lafayette County Sheriff’s incident report as its source, is reporting that Tunsil’s stepfather, Lindsey Miller, told sheriff’s deputies that he and Tunsil’s mother had been arguing about Tunsil and “football agents” at the time of the altercation to Tunsil voluntarily surrendering himself to authorities.

The Daily Journal was told by the sheriff’s office that no incident report will be issued.

The Clarion-Ledger notes that its copy of the incident report does not include statements from Tunsil.

Copies of incident reports are made available to the subjects involved in them.

In the report Miller says the argument was about Tunsil “riding around with football agents.”

Freeze said, “We are aware that Laremy and his family have met with potential agents which is within his NCAA rights as a student-athlete.”

Freeze came out strong in support of Tunsil on Saturday saying in a prepared statement “Laremy realizes he could have handled it differently, but I am proud of him for standing up for his mother and protecting his family.”

Tunsil has been arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence-simple assault. He and his mother, Desiree Tunsil, filed charges against Miller, who this morning turned himself into to the sheriff’s office. Miller, 53, faces a charge of simple assault and two for domestic violence.

An initial court date for both Miller and Tunsil has been set for July 14.

“Regarding the altercation,” Freeze said, “we will continue to gather facts and cooperate with the proper authorities.”

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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