HOOVER, Ala. -- Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze is unsure when a conclusion will be reached on offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil’s allegedly receiving impermissible benefits from sports agents.
“As far as the Laremy situation right now, there's very little to report,” Freeze said. “We obviously will cooperate fully with, whether it's the NCAA process or the law enforcement process, we will cooperate fully with that. I'm very confident, like I said, in the way we do things and what we can control. I'm very confident in the person that Laremy Tunsil is too, and we look forward to that coming to a conclusion at whatever time is appropriate.”
The situation began after Tunsil, regarded as one of the top offensive tackles in the country, was arrested for allegedly assaulting his stepfather Lindsey Miller, to which Tunsil claimed was in protection of his mother, Desiree Tunsil. Freeze has previously publicly supported Tunsil, who said he witnessed Miller push his mother. Miller claimed an argument began over Laremy Tunsil’s involvement with agents.
Under NCAA rules, players are not allowed to receive any kind of benefits from agents. Laremy Tunsil has not been ruled ineligible and is still expected to start when the season opens at this time.