The conversation was dated March 2019, when Fromm was the starting quarterback from the University of Georgia, and was posted on Twitter Thursday by a user whose connection to Fromm was unknown. In a text referring to firearms, Fromm said: “Just make them very expensive so that only the elite white can get them haha”.
“I am extremely sorry to have chosen to use the words ‘white elite’ in an SMS conversation,” wrote Fromm. “Although I never meant to say that I am an” elite white person “, as stated later in the conversation, there is no excuse for this choice of words and this feeling.”
He added that his words do not reflect his position on racism.
“Now, more than ever, it is time for support and solidarity and I am 100% against racism. I promise to commit to being part of the solution in this country,” said Fromm. “I spoke to my teammates and my coaches at a team meeting today and I hope they see this incident is not representative of the person I am. Again, I am truly sorry for my words and actions and I humbly apologize. “
CNN contacted the Buffalo Bills. In a statement to several outlets, the team confirmed that Fromm had apologized to his teammates and coaches.
“Earlier today, we heard comments made during an SMS conversation with Jake Fromm in 2019. He made a mistake and admitted it to us. We don’t tolerate what he said . Jake was honest and let us know his intention about the text, “the statement said. “We will continue to work with Jake on the responsibilities of being a Buffalo Bill on and off the field.”
Fromm was a fifth round pick in this year’s draft by the Bills.