The Latest: Tunsil a no-show at Dolphins news conference


The Associated Press



The Associated Press

CHICAGO — The Latest on the second day of the NFL draft (all times local):

3:05 p.m.

Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil was a no-show at the Miami Dolphins’ news conferences Friday to present him as their first-round pick.

Tunsil was absent due to an allergic reaction, the team said.

“Unfortunately, Laremy had an allergic reaction this afternoon, so right now he’s with our medical staff and hopefully it’s just a quick, short-term thing,” Dolphins executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said.

Tunsil went through a bizarre plummet in the first round on Thursday. Considered a top-five pick, he went 13th overall after he said his social media accounts were hacked and incidents of his troubled past became public minutes before the first round began, including a video of him smoking from a gas mask-bong contraption.

Also, a post on his Instagram showed an alleged text message exchange between the offensive lineman and an Ole Miss football staff member that included Tunsil’s request for money for bills.

2:40 p.m.

Before the second round of the NFL draft begins, team winners of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award will walk the red carpet. They also will announce some third-round selections.

Two winners of the national Payton honor, Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis (2014) and former Kansas City Chiefs guard Will Shields (2003), will take part in the festivities.

The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field and his commitment to philanthropy and community impact.

Team winners, representing past and present players, are:

Arizona Cardinals: Jay Feely

Atlanta Falcons: Patrick DiMarco

Baltimore Ravens: Mike McCrary

Buffalo Bills: Eric Wood

Carolina Panthers: Thomas Davis

Chicago Bears: Israel Idonije

Cincinnati Bengals: Carlos Dunlap

Cleveland Browns: Gary Barnidge

Dallas Cowboys: Brandon Carr

Denver Broncos: DeMarcus Ware

Detroit Lions: Mike Furrey

Green Bay Packers: Sam Barrington

Houston Texans: Chester Pitts

Indianapolis Colts: Reggie Wayne

Jacksonville Jaguars: Maurice Jones-Drew

Kansas City Chiefs: Will Shields

Los Angeles Rams: Johnny Hekker

Miami Dolphins: Ronnie Brown

Minnesota Vikings: E.J. Henderson

New England Patriots: Kevin Faulk

New Orleans Saints: Scott Fujita

New York Giants: Steve Weatherford

New York Jets: Kevin Mawae

Oakland Raiders: Willie Brown

Philadelphia Eagles: Bennie Logan

Pittsburgh Steelers: Cameron Heyward

San Diego Chargers: Quentin Jammer

San Francisco 49ers: Takeo Spikes

Seattle Seahawks: Shaun Alexander

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Rondè Barber

Tennessee Titans: Delanie Walker

Washington Redskins: Ryan Kerrigan

The Associated Press

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