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Bills Rookie Jake Fromm Texted Only 'Elite White People' Should Get Guns

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By Clark Sparky

Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm is in hot water after a text message from 2019 resurfaced on social media. Screencaps of an exchange between Fromm and someone else show him saying, "But no guns are good. They need to let me get suppressors," and then adding, "Just make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them haha."

There isn't much additional context from the screencaps, other than he was asked by the other person about his stance on guns and then was asked if he thinks he's "an elite white person."

From responded, "I'm not I'm just sayin'."

After the exchange went viral, Fromm issued a statement on Twitter.

"I am extremely sorry that I chose to use the words 'elite white person' in a text message conversation," Fromm said.


He continued, "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 part of the solution in this country."

In the wake of the controversy, many called on the Bill to release Fromm from the team. The organization released a statement that seems to indicate that won't be happening.

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"He was wrong and he admitted it to us. We don't condone what he said. Jake was honest and forthcoming to us about the text exchange," the statement reads. "He asked for an opportunity to address and apologize to his teammates and coaches today in a team meeting, which he did. We will continue to work with Jake on the responsibilities of being a Buffalo Bill on and off the field."

Fromm isn't the only NFL quarterback in hot water amid the ongoing George Floyd protests. New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees has twice apologized for comments he made earlier this week in which he said he would never support players kneeling in protests during the national anthem.

There has been heighten awareness of racial injustice in America since Floyd was killed by police officers on May 25th. Former officer Derek Chauvin knelt on the back of Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes while he was laying face down on the pavement in handcuffs.

Chauvin was originally charged with third degree murder and manslaughter, but that was increase to second degree murder on Wednesday.

Additionally, the three other former police officers who were involved in the incident -- Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane -- were charged with aiding and abetting a murder.

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