Jake Fromm at the 2020 NFL combine.

Following a day of debate and pushback over New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees’ comments about NFL kneeling protests (Brees offered somewhat of an apology Thursday), there’s now another NFL quarterback in the spotlight. That would be Jake Fromm (seen above at the NFL combine in February), who the Buffalo Bills chose in the fifth round of the NFL draft in April following his college career at Georgia. On Wednesday night, @ashleymp20 released a 2019 text exchange with Fromm where he said “guns are good” and “just make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them”:

She then went on to post a further exchange Thursday suggesting that Fromm was reaching out through friends trying to get her to take down the tweet:

Thursday afternoon, Atlanta NBC affiliate 11 Alive News reached out to Fromm’s agency for comment, but was shot down:

CAA (Creative Artists Agency) Football’s Twitter feed has just been retweets of their black clients’ comments on George Floyd being killed in police custody, plus a pinned tweet that they will “stand up, speak up, and stand alongside our CAA family.” They haven’t commented on the Fromm situation there. But Fromm himself later posted a statement to Twitter confirming that the texts are real and apologizing for them:

We’ll see if this leads to anything further.

[@ashleymp20 on Twitter/Black Sports Online]

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.