Tunsil Update

Update 1:11 p.m.

Charges against Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, have been dismissed. The orders have been signed by Judge Johnny Wayne McLarty.

While the dismissal of charges is good news for Tunsil the NCAA component of this story is still out there.

Miller told the Clarion-Ledger he’d met with the NCAA, and Ole Miss soon after announced its own internal investigation.

Remember, back in 2013 Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze issued a social media challenge calling for anyone with evidence of wrongdoing to contact the school’s compliance office. Many who accepted Freeze’s kind offer were Georgia fans. Georgia was runner-up for Tunsil’s services. Nothing came of that exercise.

Now the spotlight is back on Tunsil. Two questions in this NCAA part of the equation remain unanswered. How will the NCAA view Miller in terms of a qualified source, and might it, while investigating his claims, uncover something it didn’t see in 2013?

The end of legal drama for Tunsil is certainly good news. Freeze and Ole Miss won’t completely breathe that deep sigh of relief until the NCAA clears him too.

The paper work to dismiss the charges against Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, is expected to be completed before noon, Tunsil attorney Steve Farese tells John Davis. We’ll update this afternoon.

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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