Six years ago, the most surreal viral video in NFL draft history hit the internet.
Laremy Tunsil, an Ole Miss elite offensive tackle who was a top pick in the 2016 NFL draft, had a video leak of him hitting a gas mask bong hours before his pick at the top of the first round.
With the 2022 NFL Draft looming, Tunsil announced he will put the incident behind him — and, of course, turn the once harrowing circumstances into an NFT.
“For the last 6 years I’ve been asked about this moment.” Tunsil tweeted on Wednesday. “The gas mask. I’ve spent 6 years trying to do rather than say – on the field and off the field. I’m officially moving on and putting this moment in the past.”
The gas mask bong video is one of an NFT, and Tunsil is donating the proceeds to The Prisoner Project, a cause dedicated to getting people incarcerated for marijuana crimes out of prison.
The current bid for the NFT, which just rose Wednesday morning, is 0.25 Ethereum, which is around $700.
A week before the draft, Mel Kiper had Tunsil in third overall. Tunsil slipped to 13th place for the Dolphins. The contract difference between third and 13th place was about $12 million over four years.
Selected for two Pro Bowls, Tunsil played three seasons for the Dolphins before being traded to the Texans for two first-round picks. The 27-year-old signed a three-year, $66 million deal with Houston ahead of the 2021 season.
https://nypost.com/2022/04/27/laremy-tunsil-turns-nfl-draft-gas-mask-bong-video-into-nft/ Laremy Tunsil Turns NFL Draft, Gas Mask Bong Video Into NFT