You will be pleased to know that life with the Tunsils is heading back to normal, or at least what passes for normal.
Domestic violence charges against both Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather are likely to be dropped on Monday.
Tunsil’s attorney, Steven Farese, told The Clarion-Ledger on Friday that both attorneys mutually agreed to have their clients sign dismissal forms earlier in the week. Those forms are currently with the Lafayette County Justice Court’s clerk, officials said, and will be reviewed to be signed by Judge Johnny McLarty on Monday.
Farese said he sees no reason why the matter will not be settled then.
Matthew Wilson, the attorney representing Tunsil’s stepfather, Lindsey Miller, confirmed that both parties agreed to drop the charges.
The motivational stone for kissing and making up should be pretty obvious. Dude’s gotta play so dude can rake after this season.
Of course, that leaves the rock that Miller turned over when he was pissed off at the golden goose. That’s why there was this on the record moment during the hearing which was completely irrelevant to the matter being heard by the court:
Justice Court Judge Mickey Avent dismissed a protective order Miller levied against Tunsil during the case’s only court hearing on July 14, which also presented Farese with an opportunity to combat Miller’s claims that Tunsil accepted a ride from an agent the night of the fight, which would be an NCAA violation.
Farese admitted there was an agent present, but said Tunsil left in a rental car driven by a friend named “Zo,” who flew from South Carolina to Memphis and rented the car to drive to Oxford.
Before you roll your eyes over this, look on the bright side. If Tunsil had signed with Georgia, you can bet the NCAA would be all over Zo’s ass right now, Tunsil would be preemptively suspended, McGarity would be figuring out the necessary level of NCAA groveling the school would need to do and we’d be fretting about how many games the offensive line would be in turmoil waiting for Tunsil’s return. ‘Cause that’s how the Georgia Way rolls, peeps.