Jake Fromm woke up this morning with nobody thinking twice about his name, but that would all change after a vile text message would be released for the world to see.
The Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback and former Georgia star Jake Fromm drew major backlash after a conversation about guns turned into him saying they need to make them “extremely expensive so only elite white people” can get them.
Fromm released a statement saying he was “extremely sorry” and said there is “no excuse for that word choice and sentiment.”
The woman who leaked the messages spoke with the Macon Telegraph and she felt compelled to expose him for several reasons.
“I’m seeing and feeling the black lives matter movement,” said the woman releasing the messages, who requested “as much anonymity as possible. I know that part of my job is to hold racists accountable, despite who they are.”
“He has been completely silent despite his career being built off of black people,” she said in an exchange of messages with The Telegraph. “It’s about what he does behind closed doors in this situation.”
Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, who is black, said Fromm’s apology to the team was “sincere.”
Jets star Jamal Adams didn’t agree as he blasted him on Twitter.
“You and Drew [Brees] aren’t really sorry,” Adams wrote, referring to Brees’ comments on NFL protests yesterday. “Save the bulls* a apologies. The truth just came out, and you two aren’t the only ones!”
After 3 years at Georgia, Fromm was drafted in the fifth round this year by the Bills.