Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil was arrested after a Thursday night domestic assault incident.
Tunsil was reportedly defending his mother from his stepfather while at her house. He turned himself in to police and was arrested for a misdemeanor simple assault domestic violence charge. From ESPN:
"His stepfather shoved his mom and Laremy punched him," a source said. "It's as simple as that. He was defending his mother."
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze issued a statement about Tunsil's arrest on Saturday.
"We can confirm that Laremy Tunsil turned himself in and was arrested for misemeanor, domestic violence simple assault," Freeze's statement said. "The incident occurred Thursday night and involves Laremy defending his mother against his stepfather. Laremy realizes he could have handled it differently, but I'm proud of him for standing up for his mother and protecting his family. Laremy and his mother have pressed charges against the stepfather. As we gather more facts we will act and make decisions accordingly."
The Oxford Police Department told both ESPN and the Jackson Clarion-Ledger that the arrest report for Tunsil would be available on Monday.
Tunsil was a first-team all-SEC player in 2014 and was injured in the Rebels' season-finale loss to TCU in the Peach Bowl. Despite the ankle injury, he is considered one of the best returning offensive linemen in the country in 2015 and a possible high draft pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
He was a five-star recruit in the class of 2013 and the No. 1 offensive tackle and No. 14 prospect overall according to Rivals.
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