Quarterback Josh Allen has apologized after tweets containing repeated use of the n-word emerged on NFL draft day.
Allen sent the tweets in 2012 and 2013 while he was still at high school and they have since been deleted but they have been widely circulated and Allen admitted they had been sent from his account.
“If I could go back in time, I would never have done this in a heartbeat,” Allen told ESPN on Thursday. “At the time, I obviously didn’t know how harmful it was and now has become.
“I hope you know and others know I’m not the type of person I was at 14 and 15 that I tweeted so recklessly … I don’t want that to be the impression of who I am, because that is not me. I apologize for what I did.”
Allen also went on to say that his black teammates “don’t care” about the tweets because they’re old.
Allen also went on to say that his black teammates “don’t care” about the tweets because they’re old. pic.twitter.com/AefUFivIBZ
— Sheena Quick (@Sheena_Marie3) April 27, 2018
Let’s hope for his sake, they don’t think about those tweets every time he’s in the huddle. There’s no chance there won’t be a little blow-back in the locker room.
Some of the things I'm hearing from around the league on racist Josh Allen tweets:
1. He was kid, give him a break.
2. He was more than old enough to know better.
3. Black player texted me saying he thinks Allen will initially have problem in locker room.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) April 26, 2018