Buffalo Bills quarterback Jake Fromm issued an apology on Thursday afternoon after statements he made were published overnight.
On Thursday, Buffalo Bills quarterback Jake Fromm issued an apology after statements overnight were published on Twitter.
In screenshots of a text conversation, Fromm wrote that “but no guns are good” and “just make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them” in reference to suppressors.
The texts came from a conversation in March of last year, when at the time he was a member of the University of Georgia football team.
This afternoon, Fromm addressed the texts and issued an apology stating he was sorry for his use of the words “elite white people”. In his statement, he wrote that he had already addressed it with teammates and coaches in a team meeting this morning.
The Buffalo Bills also released a statement this afternoon, which NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted.
Jake Fromm was a fifth round pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2020 NFL Draft. He was previously the starting quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs, where he became the starting quarterback as a true freshman after an injury to Jacob Eason in 2017. He remained the starter for the better part of three years until he declared for the NFL Draft this offseason. In each of those three seasons, the Bulldogs won the SEC East division title and made the National Championship game once in 2017.
In the course of three seasons as the Bulldogs’ quarterback, Fromm threw for 8,236 passing yards, 78 touchdowns and 18 interceptions.
He was expected to be a top draft pick in the previous NFL Draft. However, a poor showing at the NFL Combine hurt his stock and he dropped until the Buffalo Bills selected him in the fifth round with the 167th overall pick.