Your Honor, we’d like to dismiss all charges.

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.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, The NCAA

12 responses to “Your Honor, we’d like to dismiss all charges.

  1. Granthams replacement

    You are correct sir.


  2. Cousin Eddie

    Assuming he would not be registering at some school in Alabama becuase he was kicked off the team for domestic violence type charge BEFORE anything was settled in court.


  3. Timphd

    Death penalty for “lack of institutional control” would be more likely. That’s The Georgia Way.


  4. This has to be one of my favorite posts of yours Senator. It has everything. Good show.


  5. Otter

    It’s obviously Bobo’s fault we couldn’t sign the guy.


  6. James Stephenson

    Love the My Cousin Vinnie reference.


  7. The Hand of God

    Does anyone else get nauseated by the fact that we are the only ones in the SEC that preemptively act on situations like this? It’s not complicated to circumvent. Deny….Deny……Deny. They’re actually begging for every school to do that. Unbelievable that we feel a moral obligation to rise above. We’re not competing against teams that play by the rules, nor should we feel obligated to cut our own throat. Hush money and loss of eligibility should trump honesty everytime when competing against UA and AU. It ain’t pretty but it’s not rocket science either.


  8. Hobnail_Boot

    Bullet dodged.


  9. It makes me sick that others so blatantly thumb their noses at the NCAA but that is not the UGA way concerning NCAA investigations or criminal investigations. We simply assume the position and say, “Thank you sir, may I have another?”
    We do still somewhat have our honor but we are pretty much a laughing stock of our SEC brethren.


  10. Chopdawg

    I don’t want to have anything to do with any of the players mentioned in any of the above posts, don’t want them associated with my school. I don’t care how good they are at playing football. Ole Miss and LSU and Alabama can have them all.