Bills rookie QB Jake Fromm apologizes for 'elite white people' text

Tanya Simon
June 6, 2020

Although no Bills players have spoken out on social media about Fromm, All-Pro cornerback Tre'Davious White has retweeted Jamal Adams' message about Fromm not truly being sorry. Fromm and a friend were having a conversation about guns.

Fromm then proceeds to write: "But no guns are good". After discussing suppressors, he added, "just make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them".

The texts were released as protests across the US following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have dominated national news coverage. Protests against racism, inequality and police brutality have erupted across the country in the past week after George Floyd was killed in police custody in Minneapolis.

In saying he never meant to imply he was an elite white male, which he noted during the text conversation, Fromm added: "There's no excuse for that word choice and sentiment".

Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who is black, said on a video conference call with reporters later on Thursday that Fromm "seemed very honest in his apology".

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After 3 years at Georgia, Fromm was drafted in the fifth round this year by the Bills. "Grow from it. I know Jake wants to grow from it as well".

"He has been completely silent despite his career being built off of black people", the woman also told The Telegraph. It's likely that the Bills will handle things behind closed doors. Quote tweeting Fromm's apology, Lawson told the rookie quarterback that he didn't want his apology.

After posting he wouldn't accept Fromm as a teammate, Lawson responded to someone who brought up Allen's prior to tweets. "Even from a guy like Drew Brees and Georgia very own Jake Fromm". Save the bulls-- a- apologies.

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said he expected team leaders to reach out to Fromm and work with him. "Those guys are going to be able to sift through what's real and what's not real". "The truth just came out, and you two aren't the only ones!" We have a very strong culture on our team.

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