Tunsil Update: Miller says he’s met with NCAA officials

OXFORD – Representatives of the NCAA were in town Friday to speak with Lindsey Miller, the stepfather of Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil, according to Miller.

Miller told The Jackson Clarion-Ledger the NCAA’s visit was part of an investigation into alleged rules violations by the Ole Miss football program.

A week ago Tunsil, a projected top-five overall pick in next spring’s NFL draft, turned himself into Lafayette County authorities and was charged with misdemeanor assault-domestic violence after an altercation with Miller.

Since that time Miller, in a Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department incident report, has accused Tunsil of riding around with “football agents.” He has said that the altercation between he and Tunsil’s mother, Desiree Tunsil, centered on discussions about Laremy Tunsil and agents and claims to have knowledge of irregularities with Tunsil’s recruiting.

Miller told the Clarion-Ledger on Friday that he met with NCAA director of enforcement Chris Howard for an estimated three house.

An Ole Miss spokesman late Friday afternoon said there has been no contact between the NCAA and the school regarding this issue.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, in comments issued through university media relations, has stood by Tunsil each step so far.

Last Saturday Freeze said he was “proud of Laremy for standing up for his mother and protecting his family.”

Days later he said he was “aware that Laremy had his family have med with potential agents.”

The Tunsils have also filed charges against Miller. All parties are scheduled to appear in court on July 14.

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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  • Cal Bell

    There must be something to all this. Word is Tunsil will sit out Jr. year and get ready for draft. Now about those red Nike backpacks filled with laptops, Xbox and $$$$.

    • Killer_Beeze

      “Word Is? Really? What are your sources? You don’t know any more than the man on the street so quit making accusations you cannot back up.
      Move along floks…nothing to see here.

  • Cal Bell

    USA TODAY states multiple violations. Including grade manipulation during recruitment, payment of car insurance…etc. Along with last year’s violations, it doesn’t look good…AT ALL.

  • Cal Bell

    Doesn’t this remind you of the whole Reggie Bush saga?

  • Cal Bell

    What’s intriguing are the red Nike backpacks that recruits receive. I’m sure Clint Howard, the NCAA investigator that’s in Oxford will make discoveries.

    • Concerned

      lol. Can’t get anybody to post on your msu site where nobody cares, eh? Seems we heard the same crap 3 years ago from ya’ll…

  • Cal Bell

    This onion has many layers! The good news is that TV bans and bowl bans aren’t dished out anymore, so Music City is still in play.

    • sallysue

      good to hear that you think your bulldogs have a shot at a bowl this year. I think that they do as well, but they’d best get that sixth win before the last game.

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