Jake Fromm issued a public apology for racial comment. “Elite White Person,” Jake Fromm’s controversial leaked text message a day after Brees’ remarks.
On the day after Drew Brees made controversial comments about the anthem protests and that he would never be disrespectful to the flag and the country, another NFL quarterback got to the center of the controversy.
A text message was leaked in which Jake Fromm , a rookie chosen by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round of the 2020 Draft, claimed to be “an elite white person.”
— AP (@ashleymp20) June 4, 2020
The text message dates back to March 16, 2019, and begins with a question about whether Fromm’s stance on gun ownership has changed.
“The weapons are fine. I need them to let me get silencers. Just make them very expensive so only elite white people can have them, haha.”
Like what Brees did , Fromm apologized for his words in a statement released Thursday afternoon.
“I deeply regret that you have chosen to use the words ‘elite white person’ in a text message. Although my intention was not to say that I am ‘an elite white person’, as I said later in the conversation, there is no excuse for having used that word. Now, more than ever, it is time to support and be together, and I am 100% against racism. I promise to be part of the solution in this country. I have spoken today with my colleagues and coaches in a meeting and I hope you see that this incident does not represent the person that I am. Again, I deeply regret my words and actions and humbly ask for your forgiveness. ”
At the time the message was written, Fromm was the starting quarterback for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, where he started three years before declining his final year of eligibility to go to the NFL Draft, where he suffered a dramatic fall. until being chosen by Buffalo with the 167 selection.
— JakefromStateFromm (@FrommJake) June 4, 2020