Jonathan Allen apologized Wednesday for tweeting "something that probably hurt people," less than a day after tweeting that he'd like to invite Hitler to dinner.
Shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday, the Washington Commanders defensive lineman fired up an impromptu 'Ask Me Anything' session on Twitter.
One Twitter user responded by asking: "You can have dinner with three people, dead or alive. Who are you inviting?"
Allen's response: "My grandad, hitler and micheal Jackson."
When that same user responsible for the initial question asked for an explanation to Allen's Hitler response, Allen followed up by saying, "He's a military genius and I love military tactics but honestly I would want to pick his brain as to why he did what he did."
"I'm also assuming that the people I've chosen have to answer all my questions honestly," Allen added.
Hitler, one of the most evil despots in world history, is responsible for the systematic murder of six million Jews and millions of other civilians during World War II. He was also, by all historical accounts, not a "military genius."
Nearly 12 hours after launching his AMA, Allen returned to Twitter to apologize, saying, "Early I tweeted something that probably hurt people and I apologize about what I said. I didn’t express properly what I was trying to say and I realize it was dumb!"
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is roughly a 40-minute drive from Washington's practice facilities in Ashburn.