NFL Rumors: Laremy Tunsil's Twitter Hacked Exposing Player's Bong Video
In this social media age, the dangers of hacking can have dire consequences especially for public figures. For early NFL overall draft pick favorite Laremy Tunsil, his 'bong' video on Twitter was a very expensive hit costing him $7 million worth of lost juicy draft contract when he slipped 7 places below his original draft pick spot.
Recently, a clip of showing Tunsil smoking weed through a gas mask was making rounds on social media when it first emerged on the Mississippi offensive tackle's Twitter account causing him to fall from No.6 pick to No. 13 as the video went viral. Tunsil responded saying his account was hacked.
"Man, it was a mistake. It happened years ago," Tunsil said as per CNN report. "Someone had my Twitter account and that's how it got on there."
Adding to his Twitter hacking woes, his Instagram account appeared to have been hacked as well following his draft pick by Miami Dolphins with a posted screen shot of the player's alleged convo with a member of the Ole Miss Athletics department over some payment issues of his mother's utility bill. Both social media accounts have since been deactivated.
Were it not of the bong video, the Baltimore Ravens could have taken him with No.6 overall pick. Instead, the Ravens ended up having Notre Dame Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley.
As per insider scoop, when Tunsil's video was posted online as the draft started, Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome and team owner Steve Bisciotti got hold of the viral clip which pundits think have definitely affected Raven's decision to call him off their draft pick.
"We liked the young man, so we were disappointed for him," Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh told said as quoted by ESPN.
"That's not something you want to see. That's tough, but that's life. There are consequences for actions and choices and decisions no matter when it happens. Laremy is going to be fine. I just hope a lot of young people learn from that mistake."
Meanwhile, Tunsil's previous unruly behavior in college may land him into NFL's substance abuse program.
"The determinations are made by clinical professionals. The primary objective is to provide assistance to address any issues and give the player the best opportunity to succeed in the league. There is no discipline associated with transitioning into this program," remarked NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy as per NFL.com.
At this time, however, there are also chances of Tunsil not getting into the said program as he has not failed any previous drug tests in his two-year stint at Ole Miss.