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.