An Ole Miss football player has been arrested after reportedly punching his stepfather in defense of his mother, the Clarion-Ledger reports.
All-American left tackle Laremy Tunsil turned himself in in connection with an altercation that started Thursday night, university coach Hugh Freeze confirmed over the weekend. Freeze said that Tunsil went after his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, after the man allegedly shoved his mother, Desiree Tunsil.
“Laremy realizes he could have handled it differently,” Freeze said in a statement Saturday, according to the Clarion-Ledger. “I am proud of him for standing up for his mother and protecting his family.”
Freeze told the news site that Tunsil and his mother have pressed charges against Miller, who has not yet been arrested. Miller denies the claims, saying that the altercation was a result of an argument with Tunsil, who Miller says instigated the fight, and that he never pushed Desiree Tunsil.
Source: The Root | BREANNA EDWARDS