One Tweet Can Cost You Millions
It's that time again. The NFL Draft took place this week, and Laremy Tunsil's name was on everybody's lips--for the wrong reasons. Because of a video tweeted of Tunsil taking a hit from a bong, he lost out on millions of dollars. From MarketWatch:
A single tweet may have cost one NFL rookie more than $10 million.
Highly regarded University of Mississippi offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil saw his stock plummet at the NFL Draft on Thursday night after a video of him smoking marijuana from a bong was posted to his Twitter account minutes before the draft started. Tunsil immediately deleted his account, but the damage was done, and the video already retweeted.
Tunsil, who was expected to be one of the top draft picks, slid to 13th, where he was selected by the Miami Dolphins.
ESPN reported that multiple teams made last-minute decisions to pass on Tunsil because of the video, likely out of concerns over his character or risks that he could run afoul of league drug policy.