“Riding around with football agents”

This Laremy Tunsil fracas is getting weirder by the day.

By the way, as this post points out, it’s not necessarily a rules violation for Tunsil to meet with agents.  But you have to wonder what caused everyone to go medieval on each other if it was simply an innocent get together.

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24 responses to ““Riding around with football agents”

  1. Irwin R. Fletcher

    “Howell spoke with Ole Miss football coaches Matt Luke and John Miller, according to the police report. Both were “very cooperative” and had Laremy Tunsil at the sheriff’s office at 10 p.m. to write his statement.”

    I’m sorry…but it just cracks me up that the order of events is file charges, call football coaches, and show up. Do the coaches in Athens ever gotten a call prior to any department making an arrest?

    I’m with you…btw…real ‘agents’ don’t just “ride around” with players. Runners do. And that could be bad news if it’s true.

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    • AlphaDawg

      It actually could be a “real” agent. He’s a top 5 or 10 pick, who’ll play LT in the NFL. They are allowed some contact, they just cannot sign or receive any gifts from agents.

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      • Irwin R. Fletcher

        Agents aren’t rolling into Oxford to cruise the town. It absolutely could be that they are taking meetings with real agents, etc. and that was translated into ‘riding around’ with agents. But the point is that ‘real’ agents who would be the type of folks a top 5 pick would/should choose to represent him…such as a Eugene Parker, Drew Rosenhouse, Todd France, Tom Condon, Ben Dogra, Joel Segal, etc….aren’t just “hanging” in Oxford and cruising the town.

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  2. Jack Klompus

    Perhaps Laremy likes a good hand out. Maybe it explains the sudden change of heart from UGA to Ole Miss.

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    • Cojones

      Looks like he didn’t like Miller’s good hand out.

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      • Cojones

        Couldn’t the agent’s runner use a siren and flashing lights to attract as much attention as riding around in a yellow convertible showing the goods off? That would be stranger than accidental sex.

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  3. Siskey

    We would suspend him and vacate the win against Alabama last year.:)

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    • Ok, we got Moma, Moma’s man, the co conspirators, the Bro’s, the Hot Rod, and we KNOW money flew –
      BUT
      What about the crab cakes, the selfies, the train, an the rain?

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  4. Beekerdawg

    And people wonder “…how did Ole Miss suddenly become a go-to destination for a flood of 5 stars…?”
    Even Nicky and the Gus Bus had to blush at the Rebels tactics….
    Just another day in the wild, wild west – the greatest conference in the history of football…

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    • Mayor

      No, the “greatest conference in football history” was the SWC. Now THAT was a conference where the $$ flowed. SMU got caught but that’s the only thing they did different than every other SWC school. Texas and A&M made SMU look like a Sunday school and they both got away unscathed.

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      • Union Jack

        Um no – the only schools to escape probation in the 1980’s as SWC members were Arkansas, Baylor and Rice. From 1981 through 1990, 6 of the 9 members were on probation for football violations.

        4 teams were banned from bowls during that time. UT and Texas Tech both escaped bowl bans but UT was on probation twice in the 1980’s.

        The conference had two seasons where two members were banned from bowl – 1986 (SMU & TCU) and 1988 (SMU & Tx A&M). Think about that in today’s terms where conferences have a hard time filling out the bowl docket with eligible teams based solely on won loss records. Imagine the uproar in the SEC if we could fill up our bowl tie-ins because 22% of the conference was on probation.

        SMU was banned from going bowls in 1981, 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988 which included the death penalty years.

        Houston received a two bowl ban in 1989 and 1990.

        http://www.nytimes.com/1987/06/18/sports/texas-gets-2-year-probation.html

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        • Mayor

          Thanks for the clarification, UJ. That’s really good info. I still believe (and that’s all I have is belief based on anecdotes) that Texas and A&M were as dirty as SMU but were just a lot smarter about how they did it. Sort of like Auburn is today.

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  5. JCDAWG83

    If the stories of the payout to Tunsil are true, stepdad might be in a position to cause some problems for Tunsil and Ole Miss. I’d love to see Freeze and company outed on paying recruits.

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  6. Dog in Fla

    Standing on the shoulders of agents

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  7. Uglydawg

    That there were more than one agent seems wierd to me. Was one agent a
    professional sports agent and the other an automobile dealer’s agent? Whatever the case, there’s a lot of shoveling going on, you can be sure.

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  8. Macallanlover

    I am sure Laremy picked up his own share of the dinner/drink tab and paid for part of the gas used in the yellow convertible. Jeez. I don’t have an issue with professional advice for athletes, but I am not buying the cleanliness of this arrangement; dirty, pure T filthy.

    Can we get our boy Bo in Oxford’s take on this? He has been pretty outspoken lately.

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  9. Timphd

    Good thing he didn’t come to Georgia or we would have gotten the death penalty by now.

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