Ole Miss-take

Prior to the 2016 NFL Draft, a controversial video of Ole Miss OL Lamery Tunsil smoking out of a gas mask was released. This set off red flags for teams around the league as the once regarded top 3 pick, slipped to the Miami Dolphins at 13. This drop in the draft order is estimated to cost him around $13 million dollars. Although this issue is rather alarming to NFL teams, one other issue arose shortly after the Dolphin's selection. As per sources, the initial video was posted by a hacker on Tunsil's twitter account, the same hacker then proceeded to reveal text messages between the star lineman and his coach Hugh Freeze. These messages revealed that the lineman had been receiving money from the program to help pay for his and his mothers electricity bills.

     This is not the first incident regarding money in the SEC, as them most popular scandal regarding boosting, saw now Carolina Panther's star QB Cam Newton get caught up in the mix. Ole Miss has had recent success in the conference, but went through a time of struggle before that. This is why it came as a surprise when recruits like Laquan Treadwell, Robert Nkemdiche, and Laremy Tunsil landed with the Rebels. All three of those top recruits joined NFL teams following last night's first round, which begs the question, how many of them took money as well? To get such potent athletes to join a middle tier program in the nation's best conference, money must be involved and the result of the social media hacking has Rebel's fans nation wide wondering what their program has done.

     The Ole Miss athletic director declared this morning "The university is aware of the reports from the NFL draft regarding Laremy Tunsil and potential NCAA violations during his time at Ole Miss. Like we do whenever an allegation is brought to our attention or a potential violation is self-discovered, we will aggressively investigate and fully cooperate with the NCAA and the SEC. " Expect action to be taken within the University as a self imposed ban may be implemented along with the immediate dismissal of head football coach, Hugh Freeze.