Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil and his stepfather, Lindsey Miller, have agreed to drop charges of domestic violence against one another and as a result, the case is expected to be dismissed Monday. Steven Farese, Tunsil's attorney, confirmed the case is reaching its resolution and that both parties have signed dismissal forms, according to the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
That's good news for the junior, who is one of the most talented underclassmen in college football, but it's not the only good news he needs.
In the aftermath of the altercation, Miller alleged that Tunsil received improper benefits from both sports agents and as part of his recruitment to the school, both of which would be NCAA rules violations and jeopardize Tunsil's NCAA eligibility. That resulted in investigations by both the NCAA and Ole Miss, both of which are ongoing. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze indicated at SEC Media Days last month that Tunsil's playing eligibility has not yet been affected.
Tunsil and Miller gave vastly conflicting accounts about the initial incident in a court hearing last month. Tunsil said he attacked Miller only in defense of his mother, Desiree, and that he witnessed Miller shove her before he intervened. Freeze issued a statement in support of Tunsil. According to Miller, however, he was merely arguing with Desiree Tunsil and the argument did not become physical. Miller initially told police that the argument with Tunsil's mother stemmed from Tunsil's contact with sports agents.
The Rebels open the season Sept. 5 against Tennessee-Martin.
Tunsil has started at left tackle for Ole Miss since his true freshman season in 2013 and has been named preseason first-team All-SEC. He would be eligible for the 2016 NFL Draft if he chooses to apply for early draft entry after the season.