A few weeks ago, Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil was predicted by some as the No. 1 overall pick, but it wasn’t until pick No. 13 by the Dolphins when he finally heard his name called Thursday night in the NFL draft.

He had off-field issues all throughout college, but minutes before the draft began, the tweet in a screen grab below appeared on his Twitter account, but was quickly deleted. It looks like Tunsil is smoking an unknown substance out of a gas mask. The tweet and account entirely was quickly deleted.

Then, Tunsil recreated his account and tweeted the following: before the account was suspended: I recreated this account to publicly apologize for the recent video posted. I promise to work hard on and off the field. #NFLDraft2016

His representatives claimed he was “hacked.”

Then, after he was selected, his Instagram posted a picture of Tunsil apparently asking for money for rent from a coach.

Tunsil has a long battle with family issues and a lawsuit with his step dad, so it wouldn’t be out of the question for him to actually be hacked.

This surely isn’t the end of a wild story on what on supposed to be the best night of his life.

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

The Patriots likely won’t be making a selection Thursday night as they lost their first-round pick because of Deflategate and then received bad news earlier in the week when Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for Deflategate was reinstated by the appeals court.

The Patriots likely won’t be making a selection Thursday night as they lost their first-round pick because of Deflategate and then received bad news earlier in the week when Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for Deflategate was reinstated by the appeals court.

After not releasing any sort of statement during the week, the Patriots gave their first show of support for their quarterback just as the draft began. The team posted a Brady jersey on their Instagram and Facebook accounts and also changed their Twitter avatar to the same image — similar to what they did last summer.

It just goes to show even though they don’t have a pick, they can still send a message.

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

Although Patriots draft headquarters is out of Gillette Stadium, they will be represented in Chicago by two former greats.

Richard Seymour will announce the second-round pick and Kevin Faulk will announce the third-round pick.

It’s worth noting the last time Faulk announced a pick, it was Jamie Collins.

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

The man apparently behind Deflategate — Mike Kensil — reportedly has a new position with the NFL.

The man apparently behind Deflategate — Mike Kensil — reportedly has a new position with the NFL.

According to Pro Football Talk, Kensil has been transferred from the position of V.P. of football operations. Kensil’s new title is “V.P. game operations-international.”

“We needed a senior executive to work exclusively in this priority area,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Pro Football Talk. “He’s been in Mexico City and China the last few weeks.”

The report adds Kensil will be in charge of making sure the venue, the locker rooms, the field surfaces, and the coaching communications systems will be ready for NFL teams. He also will meet with the teams that will be playing internationally leading up to the game.

It’s worth wondering if this impacts the Patriots and potentially not playing an international game during Kensil’s tenure.

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Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

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For New Englanders, it’s low-hanging fruit. But when it comes to draft day misses, this is one of the best videos available. Happy draft weekend, everyone.

Blog Author: 
Christopher Price

It appears Robert and Jonathan Kraft have put Monday’s court ruling reinstating Tom Brady’s four-game suspension behind them — at least according to Roger Goodell.

Roger Goodell says he has spoken with Robert and Jonathan Kraft since Monday's court ruling. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

Roger Goodell says he has spoken with Robert and Jonathan Kraft since Monday’s court ruling. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

It appears Robert and Jonathan Kraft have put Monday’s court ruling reinstating Tom Brady’s four-game suspension behind them — at least according to Roger Goodell.

On CBS This Morning, Goodell said he has spoken to both Robert and Jonathan Kraft since Monday’s ruling and they are “moving forward” focusing on league matters.

“Yes, I have,” Goodell said. “I’ve spoken to Robert Kraft, Jonathan Kraft on several occasions on several different matters. Yes, we are moving forward. We have a lot to do. There are a lot of challenges, a lot of positive things and a lot of things we want to accomplish.”

At least in Goodell’s mind, the Deflategate matter is over.

“This is a decision we reached last summer,” he said. “It was the right decision according to the court of appeals. This is the end of the matter. We’re moving forward and focusing on the draft bringing all these prospects into the league tonight and over the weekend.”

Goodell also responded to Drew Brees’ claim earlier this week that he doesn’t trust any NFL-led investigation.

“It’s very simple. In this case we had an independent council look at this case,” Goodell said. “They went through all the facts. We did not participate directly in that. We cooperated, of course. We looked for cooperation from the team and the other individuals. We got some of that. There was an independent investigation on this and an independent report that was presented to me. That is what we based the judgement on and then we had a hearing. We had a process that is articulated in our collective bargaining agreement that has been there for several decades.”

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable