A Bong Video Overshadows A Home Abuser On the NFL Draft
NFL followers have not been in a position to cease talking about Laremy Tunsil since video leaked on Thursday of the Ole Miss offensive deal with (and NFL draft’s No. 1 ranked prospect) smoking out of a bong-slash-gasoline mask. In every single place, there have been stories and sizzling takes and movies questioning the man’s character.
Much less consideration has been given to the Kansas City Chief’s choice to draft Tyreek Hill, a large receiver out of Division II West Alabama who was dismissed by Oklahoma State in December 2014 after he punched, threw, kicked and choked then-girlfriend Crystal Espinal, who was pregnant on the time. It is worth asking why, and the way the narratives around these two gamers have diverged.
What Hill did to his girlfriend is horrendous. Based on the police report, Espinal advised an officer that Hill “threw her around like a ragdoll … She defined Tyreek has a unstable temper and that he thought it was Okay to punch and choke her. But most of the conversation round Hill has been about whether he can use the sport of soccer to alter his life, whereas Tunsil continues to get dragged by way of the mud as a result of he fell victim to a phone-hacking crime.
By comparability, Tunsil’s personal messages, photos and social media accounts were all compromised simply minutes before the start of last Thursday’s draft — the perpetrator first leaking an previous video of Tunsil smoking marijuana out of a hardcore-looking gasoline mask bong, then text messages between him and his college coach in which Tunsil seems to ask for money to assist pay his mother’s bills.
The leak induced Tunsil to fall from close to the highest of the draft all the way to the Miami Dolphins at No. 13, which can have cost him $10 million in contracts. After months of thorough vetting and scouting, some NFL executives did not reply properly to watching a video of a college kid rip some bong. The draft’s prime-ranked prospect all of a sudden turned undesirable New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he would’ve “cuffed” Tunsil and some teams even eliminated him from their draft boards altogether, in line with The MMQB.
Hill’s identify, nevertheless, caught to boards all through the weekend. Eventually, Kansas Metropolis picked him within the fifth round.