Mike Freeman’s 10-Point Stance: Post-Tunsil Panic Throughout the NFL

May 11, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

1. Laremy Tunsil, the NFL and social media
A little while back, a player from an NFC team posted a harmless video of himself basically doing a one-on-one drill. The problem: one-on-one drills weren't allowed by the NFL at that point in the offseason. 
The head coach of the player's team was made aware, according to a league source. He wasn't angry. He wasn't even agitated. The coach gave a simple warning to the team. His message: I get that you use social media to improve your brand. Just be smart. It was an intelligent message.
It was the kind of thing that teams do all the time. Low-key. Non-panicked. Not a big deal.
That was before Laremy Tunsil.
Based on recent interviews with players, agents and team executives in the aftermath of Tunsil's draft-day social media nightmare, there was a moment of sheer panic across the NFL.
Days after the Tunsil gas mask video became public, an agent said he got a call from a team front office executive asking...

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