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Former Ole Miss Star Laremy Tunsil's Texts for Money Prove True

Report: Tunsil texts are real

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The longer the Laremy Tunsil saga goes, the more details come out about the former Ole Miss all-star offensive lineman.

Now, according to ESPN, those text messages asking for money from Rebels Director of Football Operations John Miller are real, but Ole Miss is investigating whether they were altered before being published.

Just before the start of last month's NFL Draft, screenshots of an alleged text conversation between Tunsil and Miller were posted on Tunsil's Instagram account.

In the texts, Tunsil asked Miller for money to help pay rent and for his mother's $305 utility bill while he was still in school.

That's a violation of NCAA Rules.

Ole Miss Director of High School and Junior College Relations Barney Farrar, who's name is mentioned in the texts, told ESPN Tunsil didn't ask for, or receive, any money.

Tunsil, an expected top five pick, dropped to 13th to the Miami Dolphins after the texts became public.

Ole Miss said it would "aggressively investigate" the allegations and cooperate with the SEC and NCAA.

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