ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay appeared on Scott Van Pelt’s late-night SportsCenter following the first round Thursday night.
Of course, McShay, SVP and NFL insider Mark Dominik discussed the Laremy Tunsil fiasco.
For those who missed it, a video of the Ole Miss offensive tackle apparently smoking marijuana with a gas mask on was tweeted out from his account about an hour before the draft. Photos of a DM conversation between Tunsil and an Ole Miss staffer were then posted on his Instagram page; the conversation shows Tunsil asking for money and the staffer agreeing to it. Tunsil, picked No. 13 by the Miami Dolphins, then admitted to getting money from an Ole Miss coach in his draft press conference.
McShay had multiple points about Tunsil, but one of them was questioning why he’d “sell out” his Ole Miss coaches, especially when Hugh Freeze was standing by his side through draft night.
From Barstool Sports:
McShay has been getting crushed on social media for his comments, specifically the “selling out” part.
Todd McShay just called out Laremy Tunsil for being honest under some B.S. code to Ole Miss. McShay is paid by a media company. Remarkable.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) April 29, 2016
McShay—just the type of pundit to rip a player for not standing up and taking questions after a heartbreaking loss—thinks the mature thing to do was for Tunsil to duck reporters after a news-breaking controversy. He also thinks the crime here wasn’t 46-year-old Hugh Freeze and his Ole Miss staff paying the “immature” Tunsil in violation of NCAA rules, but instead Tunsil admitting it had happened.
This Laremy Tunsil shitshow is great because it has allowed the dolts of the NFL to show their ass*s, while the nominal subject of this controversy didn’t do anything wrong. Or, to put it another way, the guy videotaped smoking a gas mask bong under a Confederate flag is more mature than Todd McShay.
I don’t know who the biggest idiot is in the Tunsil situation is, but Todd McShay ranks near the top of the list
— Andrew Reid (@unansweredpoint) April 29, 2016
Todd McShay is an idiot.
— Andres (@dretre91) April 29, 2016
@McShay13 Laremy didn’t throw his coaches under the bus. Just mentioned the truth. Quit protecting a corrupt SEC team.
— OTC Skull and Bones (@10baggersallday) April 29, 2016
Not everyone disagrees with him, though.
I couldn’t agree with @McShay13 on the Tunsil situation any more. He ratted on the people who helped him most at ole miss.
— Daniel Almon (@dalmon33) April 29, 2016
@McShay13 media ‘bs’ you did nothing wrong by speaking the truth, good job,keep it up
— brody (@Online4Shoes) April 29, 2016
@McShay13 Todd, I thought it was great how you called Tunsil immature for being honest and contrite in a tough spot. Keep up the good work.
— Daniel Corson (@d_corson) April 29, 2016
Was McShay right or wrong?