Laremy Tunsil is one of the NFL’s most highly touted prospects, but the Ole Miss offensive lineman might have seriously hurt his stock just moments before the draft began Thursday night.
Or did he?
A video seemingly showing Tunsil smoking a bong through a gas mask was tweeted from his verified Twitter account at 7:47 p.m.
The video quickly was deleted, and Tunsil even deactivated his account. The video still lives in a few corners of Twitter, though.
Apparently the video had been shopped around to various media outlets, according to Deadspin, which captured the video itself before it was taken down. Deadspin also speculated that someone with access to Tunsil’s account — as opposed to Tunsil himself — posted the video.
Tunsil is being sued by his stepfather, who’s alleging defamation and assault.
UPDATE (9:45 p.m. ET): Tunsil, at one time projected to be the No. 1 overall pick, slid all the way to No. 13, where the Miami Dolphins took him.
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