Ole Miss OL Laremy Tunsil, stepfather agree to drop charges
Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather have mutually agreed to sign dismissal forms related to domestic violence charges against the pair, Tunsil's attorney, Steven Farese, told The Clarion-Ledger.
According to The Clarion-Ledger, the charges are likely to be dropped by a judge on Monday.
Tunsil was arrested on domestic violence charges in late June after alleging that he hit his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, in response to Miller shoving Tunsil's mother, Desiree Tunsil.
Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze had said Tunsil and his mother pressed charges against Miller and that Tunsil was defending his mother against his stepfather. The Clarion-Ledger later reported that both parties pressed charges against one another.
Miller told police Tunsil was “riding around with football agents” before the incident. He said he and Desiree Tunsil were arguing about Tunsil’s alleged contact with agents when Desiree Tunsil walked out of the house and Laremy Tunsil entered.
Miller told police he attempted to give Tunsil a handshake, but Tunsil allegedly shoved him against a wall before starting to hit him. The incident report says four other men inside the house pulled Tunsil off Miller.
According to The Clarion-Ledger, NCAA officials went to Mississippi to speak with Miller in the days after the incident occurred. NCAA athletes are allowed to speak with certified agents as long as they do not sign or accept impermissible benefits.
Tunsil will be a junior for Ole Miss this season. He is considered a top 2016 NFL draft prospect and is projected to go No. 5 in SI.com's early 2016 NFL mock draft.
- Molly Geary