Tunsil tries to tamp down furor regarding his draft freefall

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Laremy Tunsil kept repeating the same answer to questions about his freefall in the NFL draft, the social media hacking that cost him millions and the investigation he stirred at Ole Miss.

“I’m just here to talk about the Miami Dolphins,” Tunsil said several times Friday.

At his introductory news conference with the Dolphins, the big tackle tried to tamp down the furor surrounding his slide to the 13th pick in the draft.

Touted at one time as a potential No. 1 overall choice, the Mississippi tackle fell into Miami’s lap after a video was posted on his Twitter account shortly before the draft showing him smoking from a gas mask connected to a bong.

Another post on his Instagram showed an alleged text exchange with an Ole Miss football staff member that included Tunsil’s request for money. The university said it will investigate.

On Thursday, Tunsil said both accounts had been hacked — a cyberattack likely costing him more than $10 million. He declined to elaborate Friday.

“I don’t know nothing about that,” he said.

Tunsil hinted only once at any bitterness regarding what had transpired, while saying he felt blessed to join the Dolphins.

“They gave me a chance,” he said. “I’m

Article source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2016/04/29/tunsil-a-no-show-at-dolphins-introductory-news-conference/83716038/

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