Report: Team thinks fired financial adviser behind Tunsil leaks
Who was behind the horrific leaks that blindsided Laremy Tunsil on draft night and played a major role in torpedoing his draft stock? That’s a question his team was probably wondering all night.
Right as the draft was beginning, Tunsil, who was expected to be a top-five pick and the first offensive lineman off the board, was victimized by a vicious hack job. A video of him smoking from a gas mask bong was posted to his Twitter account before being deleted (watch it here). The video went viral instantly and caused teams to back off of him to the point that he slipped to No. 13 overall where the Miami Dolphins picked him.
As if that weren’t enough, Tunsil’s Instagram account was hacked and screenshots of text message conversations Tunsil had with Ole Miss football staffers talking about them paying his mom’s bills were posted. Tunsil was later asked about the messages and admitted to taking money from the program.
So who could have hacked him? Obviously it was someone who a) knew his passwords and b) had access to personal, damaging content such as the video and text messages.
One team reportedly thinks a fired financial adviser could be responsible for the leaks:
According to one NFL team, a financial advisor who was fired by Tunsil could also be responsible for the social media leaks.
— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) April 29, 2016
Well, that’s one theory.