About 10 minutes before the 2016 NFL Draft started, things went very wrong for Ole Miss tackle -- and potential top-five pick -- Laremy Tunsil.
From his verified Twitter account was posted a video of Tunsil appearing to smoke out of a large pipe (also known as a "bong") that was taped to a plastic gas mask. This is apparently something you can buy or even make.
It's unclear exactly what's being smoked, but you can see the 30-second video here. He took to Twitter later in the draft to explain the situation:
I recreated this account to publicly apologize for the recent video posted. I promise to work hard on and off the field. #NFLDraft2016— Laremy Tunsil (@kingtunsiI78) April 29, 2016
The tweet reads as follow since it has been deleted:
"I recreated this account to publicly apologize for the recent video posted. I promise to work hard on and off the field. #NFLDraft2016"
His agent Jimmy Sexton also told Suzy Kolber of ESPN they were aware of the video.
"We've heard. All the teams know about it," Kolber said. "The account was hacked. This video MIGHT be quite old, going back to high school." More via NFL Media's Ian Rapoport:
Laremy Tunsil said "someone hacked my twitter account" and that the video was "years ago." He said he learned of it in the green room.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 29, 2016
The Dolphins ended up selecting Tunsil with the 13th overall pick.
Tunsil is again involved in a legal matter with his stepfather, with his stepfather alleging he assaulted him, defamed his character and caused “intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
The former Ole Miss star was arrested last June on charges of assaulting his stepfather. His stepfather was contacted by TMZ, and denied any involvement with the social media events of the evening.
As the draft progressed, Tunsil's Instagram account published two photos of an apparent conversation with an Ole Miss staffer.
Suffice to say, it was a rough night for the tackle.
Live look in at Laremy Tunsil pic.twitter.com/OM39R5blen— The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) April 29, 2016
Laremy Tunsil still waits in the green room. pic.twitter.com/YfpKqZOMDB— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 29, 2016
He eventually took to the podium to address the situation, saying his account was hacked:
Tunsil speaks. pic.twitter.com/5wTXFP3e89— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) April 29, 2016
It got to the point where Tunsil admitted to taking money at Ole Miss. Suffice to say this story likely will not end soon.
Tunsil just denied an exchange of money between him and his coach. Then, asked again, said it happened. Then interrupted, ushered off stage.— Joan Niesen (@JoanNiesen) April 29, 2016
Tunsil was not only CBSSports.com's top rated tackle, but top player overall. But two tackles have came off the board before him, Ronnie Stanley to the Ravens at No. 6 and Jack Conklin to the Titans at No. 8. Jason La Canfora has additional perspective on the slide Tunsil's experiencing:
This Tunsil thing is damning. Everything I heard about BAL top brass on tackles was Tunsil over Stnaley. Some BAL coaches liked Stanley...— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 29, 2016
And there is no way the Titans had Conklin ahead of Tunsil as they sorted through all the tackle options before trading down— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) April 29, 2016