Head Coach Hugh Freeze released a statement this weekend regarding star left tackle Laremy Tunsil and his arrest on Friday. Tunsil turned himself in and was booked at the Lafayette County Detention Center at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, but was released on bail less than an hour later.
“We can confirm that Laremy Tunsil turned himself in and was arrested for a misdemeanor, domestic violence-simple assault,” the statement said. “The incident occurred Thursday night and involves Laremy defending his mother against his stepfather.”
“Laremy realizes he could have handled it differently, but I am proud of him for standing up for his mother and protecting his family,” Freeze said. “Laremy and his mother have also pressed charges against the stepfather. As we gather more facts, we will act and make decisions accordingly.”
According to The Clarion-Ledger, Tunsil’s stepfather, Lindsey Miller, denied a report by ESPN saying that he shoved Tunsil’s mother. Miller filed a restraining order against Tunsil on Friday, and claimed that Tunsil started the fight and struck him six to seven times.
Tunsil was a first team All-SEC lineman last year and is projected to be one of the top picks in next year’s NFL draft.