Rookie Bills quarterback Jake Fromm has apologized for a racist text message from 2019. Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Bills QB Jake Fromm apologizes for racist text

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm took to Twitter on Thursday to apologize for a 2019 text message in which he said that guns should be "very expensive so only elite white people can get them."

That text conversation appeared on social media early Thursday morning.

Fromm wrote:

"I am extremely sorry that I chose to use the words 'elite white person' in a text message conversation. Although I never meant to imply that I am an 'elite white person,' as later stated in the conversation, there's no excuse for that word choice and sentiment. 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."

Fromm became the latest NFL signal-caller to find himself in hot water regarding comments. On Wednesday and Thursday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees received criticism from around the sports world after he spoke out against players kneeling through renditions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during an interview with Yahoo Finance. 

Brees said:

“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country. Let me just tell what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States. I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II, one in the Army and one in the Marine Corp. Both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place. So every time I stand with my hand over my heart looking at that flag and singing the national anthem, that’s what I think about. And in many cases, that brings me to tears, thinking about all that has been sacrificed.

“Not just those in the military, but for that matter, those throughout the civil rights movements of the ‘60s, and all that has been endured by so many people up until this point. And is everything right with our country right now? No, it is not. We still have a long way to go. But I think what you do by standing there and showing respect to the flag with your hand over your heart, is it shows unity. It shows that we are all in this together, we can all do better and that we are all part of the solution.”

Brees apologized on Thursday. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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