Bills’ Jake Fromm the latest to apology for comments

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Posted on: June 8, 2020 4:30 pm EDT

Just a day after New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was widely rebuked for comments he made regarding taking a knee during the national anthem, a Buffalo Bills rookie got into even hotter water.

Jake Fromm’s leaked text messages from March 2019 came to light on Thursday. These were when he was the starting quarterback at the University of Georgia. The comments were far more offensive than what Brees said, although gained much less national attention. That’s because Brees is a star and Fromm just a 5th-round draft who’s not even a lock to make the team.

While it took Brees a day to issue an apology, Fromm had no choice but to make a statement on his Twitter a few hours later. Here is part of it (source ESPN).

“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 part of the solution in this country.”

Bills favored to win AFC East

The Bills are +1111 odds to win the AFC at the Winning Poker Network sportsbooks. That ranks fourth, although significantly behind the two solid favorites in Kansas City and Baltimore (both +239). Indianapolis is third at +1000.

Buffalo is also the +111 favorite to win the AFC East, with Tom Brady off to Tampa Bay.

Unlike the Saints situation with Brees, I don’t think this Fromm controversy will have any effect on the Bills this year. If his teammates can’t get past what he said, Buffalo can cut him without missing a beat.

I like the Bills at the +111 division odds, but believe they have little real shot to make the Super Bowl.