Video: Tunsil Being Sued by Stepfather

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OXFORD, Miss. (WCBI) — Just one day before the biggest night of his life, Laremy Tunsil is dealing with another off the field issue.

Tunsil’s stepfather, Lindsey Miller, filed another lawsuit at Lafayette County’s Courthouse on Tuesday. This was first reported by the Clarion-Ledger.

The lawsuit alleges that Tunsil attacked Miller last June and that Tunsil defamed Miller’s character. The lawsuit also alleges these two things were an “intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

Tunsil’s attorney, Steve Farese, told the Clarion-Ledger: “The lawsuit filed against Mr. Tunsil appears to be yet another attempt by Mr. Miller to damage Mr. Tunsil, his family, and the University,” Farese said in a statement. “This unsavory attempt to obtain money from a talented young man is a sad example of the times. The timing of this suit, on the eve of the NFL draft, speaks volumes as to Mr. Miller’s motives.

“We will vigorously defend Mr. Tunsil against this frivolous complaint and are confident it will be dealt with appropriately by the Courts.”

Tunsil told reporters on Wednesday morning at an NFL pre-draft event that he did not know anything about the lawsuit.

Tunsil is expected to be a top 10 selection in Thursday night’s NFL draft. He could be one of three former Ole Miss Rebels taken in the first 31 picks of the annual draft.

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