If you somehow missed all the drama from the first round of the NFL draft here’s a recap:
Former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil had a video of himself taking a bong rip out of a gas mask tweeted from his Twitter account minutes before the draft started. The tweet has since been deleted but of course people were able to rip it and repost it online.
Even before this video was published, Tunsil had an on going legal dispute with his stepfather that you can read about here via CBS Sports. The dispute wasn’t deemed a big problem or concern for Tunsil and he remained a projected top 3 pick.
After the gas mask video dropped on Twitter, so did Tunsil. He slipped down to the Miami Dolphins at pick 13 and potentially lost millions all because some guy out there (probably his step father but we don’t judge here) really hates him.
His night wasn’t over there.
Tunsil’s Instagram account was hacked too and a text exchange involving an Ole Miss coach revealed Tunsil asking for help with paying his rent and his mom’s house bills.
These were just posted on Laremy Tunsil's Instagram account. pic.twitter.com/GIjkFlxDV0
— Hugh Kellenberger (@HKellenbergerCL) April 29, 2016
When asked about taking money at Ole Miss, Tunsil simply said in a post draft interview “I’d have to say yeah.”
It’s safe to say Tunsil’s draft night could have gone a little better but as Roger Goodell pointed out while talking about Tunsil’s slide on ESPN’s Mike & Mike on Friday, “It’s all part of what makes the draft so exciting.”
The big question now is how long will it be until Goodell decides to suspend Tunsil. A month? A day? A year? Poor Laremy Tunsil has no idea what he’s getting himself into. He’s had arguably the worst/strangest draft night in NFL history and the worst is yet to come. Just look at this picture of Goodell’s smug face
“Oh hey Laremy! Congrats on being drafted into my league. We’re happy to have you here man. Yeah by the way, you’re suspended without pay until I decide otherwise. Don’t even bother appealing it either. Enjoy the night!”
We all know what Goodell is about. He’s like a mix between Ramsay Bolton and Joffery
Baratheon Lannister. And when it comes to player suspensions, he suspends as he pleases. If you beat your girlfriend you got a slap on the wrist, until public outcry calls for serious action. If you smoke some weed every now and then you get exiled for a year. If you allegedly deflate footballs you get 4 games and you’re team loses draft picks.
I can only imagine the punishment Goodell is scheming together for Tunsil.
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