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Video purports to show top NFL prospect Laremy Tunsil smoking out of bong

Video purports to show top NFL prospect Laremy Tunsil smoking out of bong

Just minutes before the 2016 NFL Draft was set to get underway in Chicago on Thursday night, a video of someone appearing to be Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil smoking a bong out of a gas mask was posted — and quickly deleted — from Tunsil's official Twitter account.

Tunsil, a projected top 5 draft pick and highly prized prospect by the Ravens, is in Chicago for the draft, so it is more than likely that someone with access to his account may be attempoting to sabotage his draft stock.

He missed the first seven games of the 2015 season due to an NCAA suspension for receiving impermissable benefits.

Tunsil was also reportedly in the room when fellow Ole Miss star Robert Nkemdiche was charged with possession of marijuana in December.

The Ravens selected Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley with the No. 6 overall pick. Tunsil was there for the Ravens to draft, but according to the NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala, the Ravens took Tunsil off the board after they heard about the video.

Accorinng to ESPN.com's Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley, the Ravens had Stanley rated higher than Tunsil even before the incident.

Tunsil deleted his account following the incident, then reactivated his account to issue an apology before deleting his account again.

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. 

The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.

The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School. 

In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.

17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon. 

Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.

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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.

“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.

The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.

Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.

The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.

This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.

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