Imagine losing a million dollars every 15 minutes.
This is what happened to Laremy Tunsil when 13 minutes before the start of the 2016 NFL draft, a video of him smoking a bong went viral.
As a former pro-football player, my heart was breaking for him. As a pastor, I wondered how he would respond.
While waiting to “Get Picked and Paid,” it happened.
Within seconds, everyone in the sports world watched millions go down the drain as player after player was picked before him. He slid at least seven slots at about $1 million per slot.
Of course, he’s still going to do just fine with his $12 million contract, but it came with a price much higher than he bargained for. Over the next few days he struggled through questions and seemed initially reluctant to even admit that it was him.
How did this happen?
What should have been the happiest day of his life was arguably the biggest nightmare in his life. However, in the end, it could be a lesson worth 10 times the millions he lost.