(BALTIMORE) — Although Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil was the Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick, it’s possible he could’ve ended up with the Baltimore Ravens if it weren’t for a last-minute social media scandal.
Sources told ESPN the Ravens would’ve taken Tunsil with the No. 6 overall pick if a video showing the football player smoking from a bong had not surfaced on social media.
Instead, the Ravens selected Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley at No. 6 as the Miami Dolphins drafted Tunsil at No. 13.
According to ESPN, the seven-spot drop caused Tunsil to lose $7 million in the draft.
Dolphins officials defended their decision on Friday, saying “mistakes were made” but adding him to the roster was a “no-brainer.”
The video was posted on Tunsil’s verified Twitter account right before the draft. At a press conference Thursday night, he admitted to taking the video, but said somebody hacked his account.
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