“I’m just excited to be part of this organization”, Tunsil said in response to one query about his character. Tunsil says his account was hacked. He then was ushered off the interview podium. The news conference was delayed more than hour because Tunsil said he had an allergic reaction, possibly to something he ate. He said he wanted fans to know he had “no character issues at all” despite the incidents and was looking forward to starting his professional career.
Even with the theatrics surrounding the pick, the Dolphins expressed confidence in their selection.
Their introduction of their new recruit in Florida on Friday didn’t go exactly smoothly.
Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said the team had been aware of the video’s existence well before the draft, and said it was two years old.
“We’ll figure out a way to get him on the field, whether it is as a guard or tackle, ” Gase said.
Tunsil admitted Thursday that he took cash from an Ole Miss coach, which has since sent shock waves throughout that program.
The mistake proved costly – it’s estimated the drop down the draft board cost Tunsil millions. He used to have this foreign exchange student that would come to the school, and I would take him home every day to Dan Marino’s house.
Tunsil was suspended seven games a year ago for taking improper benefits while in college.
Approximately 30 minutes after the session ended, the Dolphins hosted a second availability, this time with Tunsil, who looked no worse for the wear.
“Just know that they got a good guy that puts everything on the line for the team”, Tunsil said of joining the Dolphins.
After video surfaced Thursday on Twitter of former Ole Miss football star Laremy Tunsil smoking from a bong, followed by two posts on Instagram appeared to show him asking an Ole Miss athletics employee for money, the former Rebel’s stock in the NFL Draft tumbled.
(On what his role will be) – “We just kind of spoke briefly before I got pushed to you guys, so I’m not really sure where I’m going to be at”.
The Dolphins are comfortable with Laremy Tunsil as a player, comfortable with Laremy Tunsil as a person, comfortable with the fact that Laremy Tunsil has smoked marijuana at least once, and comfortable with the fact that Laremy Tunsil chose to smoke that marijuana not out of a pipe or a joint but out of a gas mask.
North Carolina’s current NCAA case tied to its long-running academic fraud scandal was delayed eight months when the school reported additional information for the NCAA to review.
“All of us have evolved a little bit on gambling”, Goodell said Friday on ESPN Radio on whether gambling in Las Vegas is an issue for the possible Raiders relocation.
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