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Buffalo Bills rookie QB Jake Fromm apologizes for racist text messages he sent in March 2019

A bad look for the rookie in these tumultuous times

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm admitted in a social media post on Thursday that he used racist language in a text message exchange with a friend in March of 2019 while he was still the QB of the Georgia Bulldogs.

On Thursday, screenshots emerged of Fromm discussing gun ownership with a friend. During the exchange, he said stores should “make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them.” He added a “haha” following the sentence.

In the next sentence, he said he didn’t think he was an “elite white person.” The rest of the text message exchange wasn’t published.

Fromm took to Twitter to apologize Thursday afternoon saying he had already spoken in a team meeting today about the text messages. Saying he stands against racism, he also asked for forgiveness from fans and teammates.

Fromm was a 20-year-old sophomore at Georgia when he sent the text messages. Neither the Bills nor the Georgia athletic department have released statements at this time. Buffalo selected him in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft this past April.