Ole Miss OL Laremy Tunsil held out due to NCAA investigation

Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze, center, waits to lead his team out onto the field. (AP Photo/Austin McAfee)

Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze, center, waits to lead his team out onto the field. (AP Photo/Austin McAfee)

Junior Laremy Tunsil will not play in the Ole Miss season opener against UT Martin on Saturday as an ongoing investigation continues into allegations made by Tunsil’s stepfather of multiple potential rules violations, according to multiple reports.

Tunsil’s stepfather, Lindsey Miller, was questioned by the NCAA on his statements that he was aware of multiple alleged violations that occurred during Tunsil’s recruitment and with player agents, including claims of falsified academic records and gifts made by the university, according to the ClarionLedger.com’s Riley Blevins.

The 2014 First Team All-SEC selection is one of the best offensive lineman in the country, and primed for a big season. Hopefully the matter gets resolved soon, as he is expected to be a big part of the Rebels’ offense this season.

Coach Hugh Freeze said after the game that he didn’t know whether or not Tunsil would be available for the Rebels’ game next week against Fresno State, the Daily Journal’s Parrish Alford reports.


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