Jake Fromm apologizes for past racist remark

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm was trending on social media for all the wrong reasons on Thursday after screenshots of a private text conversation from March of 2019 surfaced on social media, in which he made a racist remark.


— AP (@ashleymp20) June 4, 2020

The phrase "elite whites" is not sitting well with many people, especially after the last week of protesting police violence of the African-American community across the country.

The original tweet was followed by another photo of a text conversation from, what appears to be, Fromm's sisters. She was asking the person who surfaced her brother's comment to not to make the conversation public. This tweet has since been deleted.

Now with the comment brought up in the public eye, Fromm has come forward to acknowledge that the messages are real and offer an apology.


— JakefromStateFromm (@FrommJake) June 4, 2020

The Bills have since released a statement of their own on Fromm's comments.

....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.”

— Sal Capaccio -- (@SalSports) June 4, 2020

Fromm was drafted in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft this past April. He was expected to compete with Matt Barkley for the Bills' backup quarterback job this offseason.