By John Davis, Oxford Citizen
Less than 36 hours before being selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil is now facing a lawsuit filed by his stepfather, Lindsay Miller.
The lawsuit was filed in the Lafayette County Circuit Court Tuesday, with Miller being listed as the plaintiff, Tunsil and John Does 1-50 being listed as defendants. Matthew Wilson, the Starkville-based lawyer representing Miller, would not comment directly about the case.
No trial date has been set. Circuit court proceedings in the county have already been carried out for this month.
Damages are being sought, but no specific amount was listed in the lawsuit. The suit does say that Miller served in the U.S. Navy from 1982 until 2003 when he was honorably discharged. The suit says Miller is listed as disabled due to his service.
The suit rehashes the night that Tunsil and Miller had an argument on June 25, 2015. Both Tunsil and Miller pressed charges against each other for the night in question, and both charges ended up being resolved without any of them spending additional time in jail or paying a fine.
The lawsuit also outlines Miller’s thoughts on the pro agents Tunsil was meeting with. A dinner meeting, and Miller’s inability to attend, triggered the incident in question.
Tunsil had to sit out the first seven games of the 2016 season to deal with the matters involving the use of vehicle. That information was also outlined in the suit.