Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil was projected to be a top pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday, but a bizarre video posted to his Twitter account caused him to drop to 13th overall.
Just before the draft was about to get underway, a video went online that showed someone appearing to be Tunsil inhaling what could be marijuana through a bong connected to a gas mask.
After being selected by the Miami Dolphins at No. 13, Tunsil said his Twitter and Instagram accounts had been hacked. Tunsil acknowledged he was the one shown smoking in the video posted on Twitter.
The hack to his Instagram account showed screenshots of text messages seemingly between Tunsil and someone in the Ole Miss athletic department in which the 6-foot-5, 310-pound lineman asks for help to pay bills.
Asked in the draft press conference about taking money at Ole Miss, Tunsil replied, "I'd have to say yeah."
Shortly after that answer, an unidentified woman ended the presser and steered Tunsil backstage.
According to one NFL team, a financial advisor who was fired by Tunsil could also be responsible for the social media leaks.
— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) April 29, 2016
Two tackles, Ronnie Stanley of Notre Dame and Jack Conklin of Michigan State, were ranked below Tunsil in most draft ratings, but both went ahead of him Thursday.