Laremy Tunsil offers to pay bills for those struggling financially

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Left tackle Laremy Tunsil is negotiating with the Texans on a deal that is expected to make him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league. He isn’t waiting for a new contract to help others less fortunate, though.

Tunsil announced Monday he will help Texas and Florida families and individuals struggling during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

He posted a video to his social media channels Monday, committing up to $250,000 toward coronavirus relief, including Florida Gateway Food Bank in his hometown of Lake City and the Star of Hope Mission in Houston.

Tunsil also offered to pay bills of those struggling financially.

“First and foremost, I hope everybody is staying safe, practicing your social distance and washing hands,” Tunsil said in his video. “I want to help in critical times like this. So If you have any necessities such as your light bill, your water bill, your car note, rent, etc., what I’m going to have you guys do is take a picture of that and send it to this email: Laremycares@gmail.com. My team will go through the emails and help in any way that we can.

“A huge thank you to the workers out there that are putting their life on the line daily for us. Thank you. Peace, love, prosperity and Go Texans!”

9 responses to “Laremy Tunsil offers to pay bills for those struggling financially

  1. pretty incredible gestures by Laremy here. He gets a pass on his past personal transgressions regarding a certain mask for sure

  2. I love hearing these stories. I remember listening to local Philly sports radio on one Saturday morning and Philly native and NFL Hall of Fame writer, Ray Didinger, was talking about how Reggie White took Ray into poor neighborhoods in Philadelphia and showed him some of the charity work he was doing. He didn’t want Ray to write about it because he didn’t want people to think he was doing it for the publicity. That’s impossible to do now with technology and the internet. A women called in to the show and told a story how Reggie’s wife would come into the dentist office where the women worked and pay off all the late, outstanding bills of patients.

  3. Nice deed even if it is underwhelming. Sadly, $250k from someone likely to make nearly $18 million per year looks gracious, but not MOTIVATED.

  4. Seriously fantastic story!! Could PFT offer a tab linking to all stories about players/coaches/etc helping during this crisis? It is so refreshing to see positive stories. It really is.

  5. lesepi says:
    March 31, 2020 at 9:45 am
    Nice deed even if it is underwhelming. Sadly, $250k from someone likely to make nearly $18 million per year looks gracious, but not MOTIVATED.
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    It’s never enough is it? So this will be around 1.5-2% of his after tax dollars for this one gesture. On top of other charity work and donations which aren’t mentioned. Feel free to list your own contributions by comparison so we can see exactly why it’s sad.

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