Laremy Tunsil drafted by Dolphins, Twitter reacts to selection
Laremy Tunsil was selected with the No. 13 pick in the first round of the NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins.
The Ole Miss product was projected to be selected early on in Thursday’s draft before a controversial video tweet appeared on his Twitter account.The undated video showed him smoking out of a bong. 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.
“He doesn’t deny it. He owned it. But certainly it was not recent,” Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze told ESPN.
Below are some of the top Twitter reactions from other NFL players to Tunsil's selections:
That chain is blinding.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 29, 2016
The wrong city for him— FABIAN WASHINGTON (@FABEWASH31) April 29, 2016
Gotta be eye opening for him— Jeron Johnson (@Jus_Showoff) April 29, 2016
I hope Laremy does really well.. This will be a really good story one day— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 29, 2016
YEAH TUNSIL!!!!— Byron Westbrook (@BWestbrook34) April 29, 2016
I Got Nothing But Respect For Tunsil. We Human We Make Mistakes.— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) April 29, 2016
"Is it you?" Lol really tho— Aaron Curry (@AaronCurry51) April 29, 2016
Tunsil told ESPN that he is not worried about the video and will look into who hacked his account.