Hugh Freeze requests restrictions on deposition in Tunsil lawsuit
In the event that Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze is deposed in the lawsuit between former Rebels offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather, Freeze’s attorneys have requested that the deposition be limited to specific questions, reports The Clarion-Ledger.
The attorneys have asked that the deposition consist of written questions only regarding discussions Freeze had with Tunsil about an altercation between Tunsil and his stepfather Lindsey Miller.
Miller is suing Tunsil for “intentional infliction of emotional distress,” claiming that he was physically attacked by the offensive tackle and that his character was defamed.
Tunsil and Miller filed domestic violence charges against each other last summer. Tunsil stated that he attacked Miller as he was defending his mother, while Miller claimed the attack was unprovoked. All of the charges were eventually dropped.
The NCAA is currently investigating comments Tunsil made about receiving money from a coach during his time at Ole Miss. TMZ reports that Freeze does not want information obtained from the deposition to be used against him in the ongoing investigation.
Tunsil was selected with the No. 13 pick in the 2016 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins. He was the subject of several draft night controversies after both his Twitter and Instagram accounts were reportedly hacked. A video of Tunsil smoking out of a bong was posted to his Twitter account before the start of the draft, while screenshots of apparent texts between Tunsil and a coach discussing the payment of Tunsil's mother's electric bill were later posted to his Instagram.