Allen tells Stephen A. Smith he was "young and dumb"
On the eve of the NFL Draft, some old tweets from the twitter account of potential #1 overall pick Josh Allen surfaced on social media. The offensive tweets, which were sent in 2012 and 2013, when Allen was in high school, contained racial slurs and other offensive language.
The tweets have since been deleted but according to Yahoo Sports, Allen used the n-word several times in a number of different tweets.
"i dont think you n*ggas want a troubled son!" -- June 14, 2012
“N*ggas Trying To Get At Me" -- February 12, 2013
"Bout to show up these N*ggas at pong" -- February 26, 2012
"If it ain't white, it ain't right" -- June 25, 2013
Some of Allen's other tweets that were exposed weren't necessarily offensive, unless you're a LeBron James fan, which is ironic because there's a real chance Allen will be drafted by the Cleveland Browns. "I hate LeBron!!!!! #LeBronSucks," reads another of Allen's tweets from 2011.
According to ESPN, The former Wyoming quarterback spoke to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith about the old tweets late Wednesday night and apologized, saying he was "young and dumb."