Laremy Tunsil thrust into draft’s spotlight for wrong reasons


With a bong, a gas mask, a reportedly hacked Twitter account and a tumble down the first round, tackle Laremy Tunsil became the unintended story of Thursday night.

A little more than two weeks ago, the left tackle was arguably the best player in the draft and the presumed first overall selection until the Tennessee Titans traded the pick to the Los Angeles Rams. Instead, Tunsil supplanted the top quarterbacks, the run on Buckeyes that included running back Ezekiel Elliott to the Cowboys and the concern over Myles Jack‘s knee as the most compelling storyline of the first day of the 2016 NFL Draft. In the process, he emerged as the latest cautionary tale for the potentially destructive intersection of social media and a league populated by teams highly conscious about player availability, if not necessarily the seriousness of the offense that could threaten it.

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After being saved by the Miami Dolphins with the 13th overall pick, Tunsil said he

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