Laremy Tunsil, star left tackle for the Ole Miss Rebels, hasn't played a snap in the 2015 season due to the school holding him out over potential NCAA eligibility issues. Yesterday, the school put out a release stating that Tunsil received improper benefits and "was not completely forthcoming" about it.
The University initially withheld Tunsil from competition at the start of the season as both the NCAA and the University examined several alleged improper benefits. During the course of the process, it was determined by the NCAA that Tunsil received impermissible extra benefits that included the use of three separate loaner vehicles over a sixth-month period without payment, a four-month interest-free promissory note on a $3,000 down payment for purchasing a used vehicle, two nights of lodging at a local home, an airline ticket purchased by a friend of a teammate, and one day use of a rental vehicle. In addition, it was determined that Tunsil was not completely forthcoming when initially questioned by NCAA investigators regarding the loaner vehicles. He later corrected his account and since apologized.
Tunsil will miss this weekend's game against Memphis, but he'll be back for the October 24 game against Texas A&M. It's not a moment too soon, considering how ferocious the Aggie pass rush has been with Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall.