Jake Fromm Apologizes for “Elite White People" Texts

June 4, 2020

Buffalo Bills QB Jake Fromm apologized Thursday for text messages he made in 2019 about “elite white people”.

Fromm’s text conversation between him and an unidentified women was posted on Twitter Thursday. Fromm, who was the UGA starting QB from 2017-19, said in the text exchange: “But, no guns are good”; “They need to let me get suppressors”; “Just make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them haha.”

The “suppressors” that Fromm a term often used for gun silencers, which are legal in Georiga. The texts were dated March 16, 2019. 

Fromm asked for forgiveness Thursday in a statement: 

“I am extremely sorry that I chose to use the words ‘elite white people’ in a text message conversation. Although I never meant to imply that I am an ‘elite white person,’ as stated later in the conversation, there’s no excuse for that word choice and sentiment. While it was poor, my heart is not. Now, more than ever, is the time for support and togetherness, and I stand against racism 100%. I promise to commit myself to being a part of the solution in this country. I addressed my teammates and coaches in a team meeting today, and I hope they see this incident is not representative of the person I am. Again, I’m truly sorry for my words and actions and humbly ask for forgiveness.”

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