The Miami Dolphins were supposed to introduce newly drafted offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil to the local media as a news conference Friday afternoon. Dolphins CEO Mike Tannenbaum, general manager Chris Grier and head coach Adam Gase all were on hand for the occasion.
Tunsil, however, was not.
The Ole Miss product missed the presser with what the team called “an allergic reaction.” Gase said he did not know what caused the reaction.
“We’re trying to find that out now,” the coach told reporters, as aired on ESPN. “He’s with our medical people right now.”
“He had been in the building for a number of hours, and he’s with our doctors now,” Tannenbaum added. “As soon as we have any more information, we’ll let everyone know.”
Tunsil, a projected top-five pick whom some experts called the most talented player in the 2016 NFL Draft, slid all the way to 13th overall Thursday night after a video of him smoking what appeared to be marijuana out of a gas mask was posted on the lineman’s verified Twitter account minutes before the draft began.
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Thumbnail photo via Laremy Tunsil (Mississippi) is selected by the Miami Dolphins