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Bills Links, 6/5: Reaction to Jake Fromm’s racist texts

Plus, assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier on how the team will use education and communication to move forward

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we have you covered with the fallout from rookie quarterback Jake Fromm’s racially-insensitive text messages, including his apology and how the team has responded to these texts. As the Bills continue to address the protests against racial injustice and police brutality occurring across the world over the killing of George Floyd, we also hear from assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier on his past experiences dealing with racism and bias, and how the team plans to use effective communication and education when dealing with Fromm. We also discuss the Bills’ coaches being able to return to the team’s facilities today, vote on Buffalo’s WR1 of the 2010s, and much more!

Jake Fromm apologizes to Bills, stirs up NFL after ‘elite white people’ texts – The Athletic
Multiple NFL players spoke out against the Bills rookie’s statements as well as his apology. (Subscription required).

Jake Fromm acknowledges, apologizes for ‘elite white people’ texts — now what comes next? – The Buffalo News
Buffalo Bills quarterback Jake Fromm issued an apology Thursday after a text message conversation he was a part of was shared on social media.

Bills rookie QB Jake Fromm apologizes for ‘elite white people’ text - Buffalo Bills Blog
Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm apologized Thursday after screenshots emerged of a text conversation in which he said only “elite white people” should be able to purchase guns.

Jake Fromm apologizes for past racist remark | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm has apologized for a racist remark that surfaced on social media early Thursday morning.

Jake Fromm issues an apology for inappropriate text comments -
Jake Fromm, the Buffalo Bills and Leslie Frazier react to Fromm’s 2019 comments.

Jake Fromm, Buffalo Bills rookie QB, apologizes for racist remark - Democrat & Chronicle
Bills rookie QB Jake Fromm has apologized for a racist remark he made in a text conversation 15 months ago.

Bills’ Jake Fromm apologizes for text messages: ‘Never meant to imply I’m an elite white person’ -
The texts read: “Guns are good. … They need to let me get suppressors. … Just make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them haha.”

Leslie Frazier: “A Watershed Moment for Our Country” -
Bills Defensive Coordinator speaks to the media. Topics include: the protests against racial injustice and police brutality across the country, how the Bills’ veterans are helping their younger teammates during this crucial time, and how the defense is progressing.

Bills’ DC Leslie Frazier provides perfect lesson for Jake Fromm and many others – The Buffalo News
Frazier shared his own stories of racism and bias when dealing with the police during a Zoom meeting with members of the Buffalo Bills’ defense.

Frazier emphasizes communication in response to Fromm texts | WGR 550 SportsRadio
Buffalo Bills assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier emphasized education and communication regarding Jake Fromm’s texts.

Bills to ‘work with’ Jake Fromm, keep him on roster after racially insensitive texts -
Bills statement: “We will continue to work with Jake on the responsibilities of being a Buffalo Bill on and off the field.”

Bills Today | Why team communication is critical for Buffalo right now -
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Friday, June 5.

Bills’ Cody Ford: Spread love equally to everyone – The Buffalo News
Bills offensive tackle Cody Ford shared his thoughts on the state of the nation and racial inequality in a message on social media.

Buffalo Bills’ Tre’Davious White & Mario Addison call out Saints’ Drew Brees -
Two Bills defenders have responded to Drew Brees’s comments and apology.

Bills coaches can begin returning to facility on Friday | WGR 550 SportsRadio
According to a memo sent to all 32 NFL teams on Thursday, all coaches can begin returning to team facilities beginning Friday, June 5.

Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White misses Pro Football Focus’ Top 50 – The Buffalo News
Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White recorded 647 coverage snaps without allowing a touchdown last season.

For Bills, challenge of team-building just got tougher – The Buffalo News
As Bills training camp at St. John Fisher College becomes another casualty of COVID-19, head coach Sean McDermott has to find new ways for the team to bond.

Covering the Bills from female perspective & Sean McDermott press conference takeaways (podcast) -
WIVB's Heather Prusak and 13WHAM's Jenna Cottrell talk Bills, their careers, being a woman in sports media and more on "Bills Talk with Matt Parrino."

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