At one point, he was also the highest-paid player in his position when the Texans gave him a three-year, $66 million extension.
But despite becoming a two-time Pro Bowler, football fans won’t forget the infamous gas mask moment.
Ten minutes before the 2016 NFL Draft started, a video was leaked of him wearing a gas mask while smoking from a bong.
That moment affected his draft stock as the Baltimore Ravens chose Ronnie Stanley at number six.
The Tennessee Titans also needed an offensive tackle but chose Jack Conklin at number eight.
Tunsil fell to the Miami Dolphins at the 13th spot but was traded after three seasons.
Instead of delving into infamy, Tunsil uses that incident for a better cause.
I'm officially moving on and putting this moment in the past.
I'm minting a 1 of 1 NFT of the infamous gas mask video to be listed. A portion of the proceeds will benefit @lastprisonerprj which supports those incarcerated for cannabis offenses.
— Laremy Tunsil (@KingTunsil78) April 27, 2022
Tunsil tweeted, “I’ve spent 6 years trying to do rather than say – on the field and off the field.”
He added, “I’m officially moving on and putting this moment in the past. I’m minting a 1 of 1 NFT of the infamous gas mask video to be listed.”
Part of the proceeds will go to the Last Prisoner Project, which aims to free prisoners jailed for cannabis-related offenses.
It’s an excellent way to put the past behind him as he continues to build a solid NFL career.
Texans Have Fallen Off A Cliff
While Tunsil will help several people with his act of charity, he must also help make the Texans a contender again.
Houston won the AFC South with a 10-6 record and participated in the playoffs when he joined the team.
Since then, the exodus of talent gave consecutive four-win seasons.
They can start the climb to contention by making the right choices during the 2022 NFL Draft.
Houston has two picks in the first round and three in the top 37.