Buffalo Bills Rookie quarterback Jake Fromm, has been receiving a ton of heat after an old conversation with a friend from 2019 surfaced.
The conversation was between Fromm and a friend, about gun control and ownership.
“But no guns are good. They need to let me get suppressors,” Fromm wrote to his friend. “Just make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them, haha.”
After receiving backlash for the messages, Fromm released a statement apologizing.
“I am extremely sorry that I chose to use the words’ elite white person’ in a text message conversation,” Fromm’s written statement reads. “Although I never meant to imply that I am an ‘elite white person,’ as later stated in the conversation, there’s no excuse for that word choice and sentiment. While it was poor, my heart is not. Now more than ever is time for support and togetherness, and I stand against racism 100%. I promise to commit myself to being part of the solution in this country.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Bills organization has also released a statement regarding its player.
“Earlier today, we became aware of comments made in a text message conversation involving Jake Fromm in 2019,” the Bills statement reads. “He was wrong, and he admitted it to us. We don’t condone what he said. Jake was honest and forthcoming to us about the text exchange. He asked for an opportunity to address and apologize to his teammates and coaches today in a team meeting, which he did. We will continue to work with Jake on the responsibilities of being a Buffalo Bill on and off the field.”