The Miami Dolphins believe Laremy Tunsil’s former financial advisor was responsible for the leak of a controversial draft-night video, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.
SI.com’s Greg Bedard reported on draft night that one team also believed the unnamed former financial advisor could be the party responsible.
Tunsil reportedly fired the advisor prior to the draft and the leaked video, which depicted Tunsil inhaling from a bong through a gas mask. That and other concerns about his background slipped his stock down to No. 13, where Miami selected him.
ESPN reported that the Ravens had planned to select Tunsil at No. 6 before the video leaked. They drafted another tackle, Ronnie Stanley, instead.
After Tunsil was taken by the Dolphins, two photos surfaced on his Instagram account that appeared to be screenshots of text conversations from college between the Ole Miss product and team staffers involving the transaction of money. In a press conference shortly after, Tunsil later appeared to confirm they were real and that he had accepted money from a coach.
Asked to elaborate at an introductory Dolphins presser on Friday, Tunsil avoided further discussion of the matter. Ole Miss is reportedly investigating the matter of money exchange. Tunsil reportedly plans to press charges for the hacks.