Laremy Tunsil being sued by stepfather ahead of NFL Draft
Laremy Tunsil has a lot more to worry about now than just what NFL team will be selecting him in the draft on Thursday. He also is being sued by his stepfather.
The Clarion-Ledger reports that Tunsil is being sued by stepfather Lindsey Miller over an alleged attack last year. Both men filed domestic violence charges against each other last year for an incident. Tunsil alleged that Miller attacked his mother, leading him to attack Miller in response. Miller alleged Tunsil attacked him unprovoked. Both charges were dropped the day of Tunsil’s arraignment in August.
Now Miller is suing Tunsil as the former Ole Miss lineman is set to become a top-five pick in the draft.
Miller claims the fight was to warn Tunsil about agents. He is seeking damages, attorneys fees, and costs associated with suffering from the injuries and defamation.
Miller claims in his suit that Tunsil struck him multiple times and four people had to pull him off.
The defamation part is based on Miller’s claim that the version of the story Tunsil shared with Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze, who then repeated that story to the media, made Miller look like a wife beater.
Tunsil was suspended seven games to start the season for receiving impermissible benefits. He also was thrown under the bus by former college teammate Robert Nkemdiche.