Former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil is being sued by his stepfather for “intentional infliction of emotional distress,” reports Daniel Paulling of the Clarion-Ledger.
The suit was filed by his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, at the Lafayette County courthouse on Tuesday. Miller claims that he was physically attacked by Tunsil and that his character was defamed.
The relationship between Tunsil and Miller became public knowledge last summer after both filed domestic violence charges against each other. 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.
Miller has stated that Tunsil went after him in response to his warnings about the player having contact with agents. Tunsil was suspended seven games last season by the NCAA for receiving improper benefits.
Tunsil is projected as a top-10 pick in Sports Illustrated’smost recent mock draft.