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Tunsil appears in Miami, declines to address social media issues

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  (L-R) Laremy Tunsil of Ole Miss walks on stage after being picked #13 overall by the Miami Dolphins during the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) Getty Images

After a brief absence due to an allergic reaction, Dolphins first-round draft pick Laremy Tunsil appeared in Miami this afternoon but declined to discuss the issues that arose during last night’s draft.

Asked who hacked his Twitter account to post a video showing him smoking a bong while wearing a gas mask, Tunsil answered, “I don’t know nothing about that. I’m here to talk about the Miami Dolphins.”

Asked about the text messages that appeared on his hacked Instagram account appearing to show Tunsil asking an Ole Miss coach for money, Tunsil answered, “I’m here to talk about the Miami Dolphins.”

Asked about Ole Miss releasing a statement about potential NCAA violations involving him, Tunsil answered, “I’m just here to talk about the Miami Dolphins.”

Are you sensing a theme yet?

Tunsil did say he’s looking forward to being a Dolphin and grateful to be drafted at all, even if he slipped from a projected Top 5 pick to No. 13 overall.

“It’s exciting just to be a part of this organization,” Tunsil said. “I got drafted in the NFL so I’m happy.”

Tunsil said that with a smile, suggesting that he’s enjoying his first day in the NFL after a rough entrance to the NFL.

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35 Responses to “Tunsil appears in Miami, declines to address social media issues”
  1. hakunamangata says: Apr 29, 2016 5:09 PM

    I don’t know what all those draft reports were saying.

    Clearly he’s very coachable.

  2. hazmatt23 says: Apr 29, 2016 5:11 PM

    2016 version of “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.”

  3. xpensivewinos says: Apr 29, 2016 5:13 PM

    This sure has that feel to it like it’s gonna end badly.

    Just get that feeling that it’s going to be one thing after another…….

  4. rtookey says: Apr 29, 2016 5:16 PM

    LOL… been a dolphin for 12 hours, already a disaster

  5. pixelito says: Apr 29, 2016 5:17 PM

    Cleary, teams are fools for passing up this outstanding young human being.

  6. newsletterczar says: Apr 29, 2016 5:18 PM

    We’re on to Cincinnati; delete your twitter, facebook, webpage and all other social media. Work at your craft, keep you nose clean (literally and figuratively as it is Miami) and be the best player you can be. Be a bookend left tackle, make a lot of money (more importantly save some money) and retire in your early thirties and enjoy your life. Somewhere Bill Belichick is smiling.

  7. ozzman64 says: Apr 29, 2016 5:20 PM

    HE SHOULD HAVE SAID “I’M JUST HERE SO I DON’T GET FINED”.

  8. pfatl says: Apr 29, 2016 5:20 PM

    Sure beats “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.”

  9. jc327 says: Apr 29, 2016 5:21 PM

    A sign of wisdom is knowing when not to talk. Sounds like he smarted up a bit overnight.

  10. cacheesehead1237 says: Apr 29, 2016 5:23 PM

    I’m just here so I don’t get fined. Next question.

    He’s off to a great start.

  11. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Apr 29, 2016 5:27 PM

    I wish we had him in Green Bay. He knows how to party.

  12. billsfan says: Apr 29, 2016 5:28 PM

    And he hasn’t even been to South Beach yet! Or, has he? It can cause a reaction….

  13. raggard says: Apr 29, 2016 5:29 PM

    If he catches on to everything this fast, he’ll be a pro bowler in no time.

  14. justsayin70 says: Apr 29, 2016 5:31 PM

    What a clown – he doesn’t know when to shut up and how to keep his passwords to himself. “Hacked”? Come on – he had TWO accounts “hacked” in a matter of minutes. That’s an “inside job” and he has only himself to blame.

    And then throwing his college team under the bus after being drafted? Total. Loser.

  15. alphadux2u says: Apr 29, 2016 5:32 PM

    Kinda feel bad for the kid. Hope he learns from this and becomes a stellar player for the next decade.

  16. vicnocal says: Apr 29, 2016 5:32 PM

    Should’ve said that last night; maybe the staff at Ole Miss wouldn’t have been left hung out to dry.

  17. iman62 says: Apr 29, 2016 5:33 PM

    Nothing good would come of answering any more questions, if he stops talking the media will eventually move on. Sounds like his agent is earning that money today.

  18. igotgamenj says: Apr 29, 2016 5:33 PM

    Last night was that you smoking pot ..Yes
    Did you take money from the coach.. Yes
    What else do you want from him

  19. ncphinsfan says: Apr 29, 2016 5:35 PM

    Really Bad Day for Tunsil. Really Great Day for the Dolphins. An absolute Stud and Steal at #13.

  20. paleandpasty says: Apr 29, 2016 5:36 PM

    So did any reporters actually ask him questions about the Miami Dolphins?

  21. dolphinaddict says: Apr 29, 2016 5:37 PM

    As usual, the media is making more out of this than it should be. And idiots making dumb comments that make no sense.

  22. edenprairieballer says: Apr 29, 2016 5:37 PM

    Put your Twitter account away!

  23. granadafan says: Apr 29, 2016 5:44 PM

    How did his “allergy” look?

  24. abninf says: Apr 29, 2016 5:46 PM

    “I don’t know nothing about that….”
    ==============================

    So that means he knows something.

  25. laphinfan says: Apr 29, 2016 5:51 PM

    Wait he was smoking weed and getting paid by his college. WIERD!!!
    Sounds like a cool guy

  26. checkxtheblock says: Apr 29, 2016 6:18 PM

    If he hangs with Brandon Albert and learns from him he will be great.

  27. charliecharger says: Apr 29, 2016 6:26 PM

    Tunsil is a great kid and a HOF player. There are a lot of HOF players who smoked pot in college. There are a lot of doctors, lawyers, and judges who smoked pot in college. There are a lot of great kids who took money from universities to assist their families. Go to Lake City, Florida sometime and see where this kid grew up. These are young immature kids. They have excuses. What’s our excuse? We’re saying some pretty stupid things, and I’ll bet a lot of us are old enough to know better.

  28. randomguy9999 says: Apr 29, 2016 6:32 PM

    So Miami took the high guy who will take a payoff for playing football?

    nice to know that Miami continues it’s long tradition of smart draft decisions

  29. beachsidejames says: Apr 29, 2016 6:41 PM

    The people bad mouthing this kid are the same people mad their team didn’t take him. He’s the best player in this years draft and Miami got him.

  30. bobby640 says: Apr 29, 2016 6:48 PM

    “We’re on to Cincinnati…”

  31. 13timenflworldchamps says: Apr 29, 2016 6:54 PM

    Allergic Reaction stops him from first presser? Mike Tannebaum you are a true Genius. Geno right now is pissed you trotted him out after all those INT’s to face the media, he could used the ” Im allergic to throwin to wide receivers” as a ‘scuse for al those INT’s LOL

  32. pastanow says: Apr 29, 2016 6:54 PM

    The social media issues are only a symptom of much much larger problems with this man. By the way, stop calling him a kid he’s a highly paid grown man.

  33. wsupock says: Apr 29, 2016 6:55 PM

    Good job young man! Ignore all the outside and focus on your craft. Deal with any fallout from your statement about your coaches at Ole’Miss and move on. Have a great career!!!

  34. maust1013 says: Apr 29, 2016 7:12 PM

    charliecharger says:
    Apr 29, 2016 6:26 PM
    Tunsil is a great kid and a HOF player.
    _________

    Back the hyperbole bus up. Guy is loaded with talent but let’s see a few snaps before he gets fitted for the gold jacket

  35. dolphincritic says: Apr 29, 2016 8:13 PM

    I am very happy with this pick. I feel bad for him because he may have lost some cash but His misfortune is a God-send for the hapless Dolphins. The kid is a stud football player. That means he hits other men up the side of the head for a living. I don’t care what moronic crap he did at Ole Miss. Welcome to Miami young man!

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