It was a strange start to draft night for offensive tackle prospect Laremy Tunsil.
A video of draft prospect Laremy Tunsil inhaling from a bong was tweeted and then deleted from his Twitter account a few minutes before the start of the 2016 NFL draft.
Tunsil’s agent reportedly confirmed that his client is the person in the video, and that the video was posted by someone else. Tunsil was eventually chosen by the Miami Dolphins with the No. 13 selection.
“It was a mistake,” Tunsil acknowledged in an on-stage interview with NFL Network’s Deion Sanders. “It happened years ago... I did not know about [the video’s posting] at all. I don’t know who it was...my Twitter account got hacked.”
“I’m going to show everybody what type of person I am.” Tunsil also confirmed he that passed all drug tests leading up to the draft.
Shortly after the interview, it appeared his verified Instagram was hacked as well.
Laremy Tunsil just posted and deleted this video minutes before the NFL Draft pic.twitter.com/vAbj8GsFzW— Sports Facts (@OnlySportFacts) April 29, 2016
The Ole Miss product was projected to be selected early on in Thursday’s draft. Two tackles, Ronnie Stanley and Jack Conklin, were selected at Nos. 6 and 8. Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports the Ravens, who chose Stanley, dropped Tunsil off their board completely following the video’s posting.