Head football coach Hugh Freeze said Saturday in a statement that Tunsil turned himself in after defending his mother against his stepfather.
“Laremy realizes he could have handled it differently,” Freeze said in the statement. “But I am proud of him for standing up for his mother and protecting his family.”
The preseason All-American left tackle is expected to be one of the top offensive linemen in the nation this coming season.
UPDATE (8:30 p.m.) – Miller told The Clarion-Ledger Saturday that he denies Tunsil’s claims, saying Tunsil instigated the exchange and struck him six to seven times. Miller filed and received a restraining order against Tunsil Friday. Oxford police said the arrest report won’t be available until Monday.