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Laremy Tunsil Announces Plan For Infamous Gas Mask Video

Houston Texans offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - DECEMBER 15: Laremy Tunsil #78 of the Houston Texans watches from the sideline during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Two-time Pro-Bowl offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil is looking to change the narrative on his infamous "gas mask" video.

On Wednesday, the veteran lineman announced his plan to mint the video as a "1 of 1" NFT project. A portion of the proceeds will go toward a charity that supports those incarcerated on marijuana offenses.

Tunsil took to Twitter with this announcement.

"For the past 6 years, I've been asked about this moment. The gas mask. I've spent 6 years trying to do rather than say - on the field and off the field," he wrote. "Fall 2021 I spoke with @complex for the first time about this moment and today, the day before #draftday.

"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.

"I'm looking toward and excited for the future and am grateful for all of those that supported me on my draft night and those that have and will continue to support my journey!"

Heading into the 2016 draft as a standout lineman out of Ole Miss, Tunsil was widely considered a top selection. But, just before the draft began, his Twitter account was allegedly hacked and a video of the incoming rookie smoking marijuana out of a gas mask was revealed.

As a result, Tunsil slid down draft boards until the Miami Dolphins selected him with the No. 13 overall pick. After three years in Miami, he and Kenny Stills were traded to Houston in an infamous exchange for two first-round picks, a second-round pick, Johnson Bademosi, and Julien Davenport.

This week's draft will be the first time the Texans have a chance to select in the first round since that Tunsil trade.