NFL Prospect Laremy Tunsil's Hacked Twitter Account Shows Creepy Gas Mask Bong Video
User accounts compromised
A video posted to Laremy Tunsil's verified Twitter account showed the former Ole Miss offensive tackle wearing a gas mask and smoking a substance from a bong. The tweet was deleted minutes after it was posted.
Then, Tunsil, who at one point was considered a likely No. 1 overall pick, was picked No. 13 overall by the Miami Dolphins. Tunsil confirmed that it was him in the video.
"It is B.S. Somebody hacked into his account," agent Jimmy Sexton told ESPN.
There was another hack after he was chosen, with an image posted on his Instagram account showing a text message conversation, allegedly between Ole Miss assistant athletic director John Miller and Tunsil, about paying rent and electric bills for Tunsil's mother.
Tunsil said he has no control over his social media accounts.
In a news conference at the NFL draft in Chicago, Tunsil admitted to reporters that he took money while at Ole Miss.
Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said: "The video is two years old. So from all the information we have, we are comfortable with it."
According to Sports Illustrated, the Miami Dolphins believe Tunsil’s former financial adviser is responsible for the leak of the bong video.
Tunsil reportedly fired the adviser prior to the draft.
Entertainment; Social Media
April 29, 2016
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date breach occurred
7:47 p.m. ET April 28, 2016
date breach detected
8:00 p.m. ET April 28, 2016