Recently drafted Laremy Tunsil of the Miami Dolphins was not able to attend his press conference due to an “allergic reaction” today. He was the 13th pick of the NFL draft out of Ole Miss. He is an offensive linesman. This would not normally be big news, but immediately before the draft was to begin yesterday, video was leaked of him using a gas mask to inhale vapor out of a bong on his Twitter account. Also shortly after, on his Instagram account there was a text message exchange between him an assistant coach potentially showing he received improper benefits at Ole Miss.
If you have been reading our previous blogs, you will recognize that celebrities like to blame a lot of their maladies on “allergic reactions”
But in all fairness to Laremy Tunsil, we do not know the details of his allergic reaction, and he very may well have had one. Most common allergic reactions would be from a food or medication. Most food allergies are diagnosed at an earlier age though. Common food allergies could possibly be nuts, peanuts, shellfish or fish. It is possible that Laremy Tunsil was at a party celebrating becoming a member of the Miami Dolphins and he may have eaten a food that he was unaware that he is allergic to. Or another possibility was that he was given a medication that he had an allergic reaction to. All of this is speculation and we will update this site once we get further information. But if indeed Laremy did have a food allergy reaction, he should carry an Epipen with him at all times to treat anaphylaxis. Once we hear anything further, check back with us to see what he may have had an allergic reaction to.
UPDATE: Mr. Tunsil later attended his press conference and was asked if he ate something that caused his allergic reaction, his answer was “probably”. Needless to say, if he does not know what caused his allergic reaction, he should see an allergy doctor to get allergy tested to determine the causative food. An allergist can tell him what caused the reaction so he could avoid it in the future.
Tunsil clarified what caused his reaction. He said he had eaten mahi-mahi for the first time and had gotten sick. From reading all our posts on food allergies, you would know that fish is one of the most common triggers of food allergic reactions. We don’t know exactly if this was an anaphylactic reaction or a reaction to having “bad” fish. Nevertheless he should see an allergist to undergo food allergy testing. And if he is truly allergic to fish, he needs to carry an Epipen.