NFL Draft Hopeful Laremy Tunsil Is Being Sued By His Step-Father Who Clearly Doesn't Understand Lawsuits
LBS- The Clarion-Ledger reports that Tunsil is being sued by stepfather Lindsey Miller over an alleged attack last year. Both men filed domestic violence charges against each other last year for an incident. Tunsil alleged that Miller attacked his mother, leading him to attack Miller in response. Miller alleged Tunsil attacked him unprovoked. Both charges were dropped the day of Tunsil’s arraignment in August.
Now Miller is suing Tunsil as the former Ole Miss lineman is set to become a top-five pick in the draft.
Miller claims the fight was to warn Tunsil about agents. He is seeking damages, attorneys fees, and costs associated with suffering from the injuries and defamation.
Miller claims in his suit that Tunsil struck him multiple times and four people had to pull him off.
The defamation part is based on Miller’s claim that the version of the story Tunsil shared with Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze, who then repeated that story to the media, made Miller look like a wife beater.
Tunsil was suspended seven games to start the season for receiving impermissible benefits. He also was thrown under the bus by former college teammate Robert Nkemdiche.
I don't know if Lindsey Miller is familiar with rookie pay scales, but that might have been something to look into before trying to prosecute someone who is set to become an NFL rookie literally one single day later. Not saying the pursuit of justice isn't a virtuous one, but a little more patience could have potentially made it a much more profitable one. I can't say I know all that much about lawsuits, but I do know they are better used on people with money. For instance, all things being equal you're probably better off suing a top 5 pick in the NFL draft than you are suing a late first round pick that had his reputation damaged by a clueless stepfather who associated his name with domestic violence 24 hours prior to the draft.
See what I am getting at here, Lindsey? You basically took money out of your own pocket. It's like waiting outside a 'Cash Only' restaurant to rob someone. Yeah, you know your potential target has money to be had, but you also know that that amount will be significantly less because of your timing. If I were Laremy Tunsil's step-father I would have spent today and yesterday out on the streets singing his praises. Sending anonymous letters to NFL front offices about all the selfless things he had done for me. Just walking around the entire city of Chicago passing out copies of a full length thesis on behalf of his step-son's ethics and integrity. Anything to get him drafted as early as possible.
Hell, if he was really thinking he would have started a random 'GoFundMe' in his stepson's name for no other reason than to increase his net worth. Save the slander and the prosecution until after he throws on that hat and shakes the commissioner's hand. You don't starve a cow before you slaughter it, you stuff it with as many greens as possible. You gotta keep your blue chip prospects grass-fed if you want to take them for all they are truly worth.