The Josh Allen Image Complaint Tour is in full swing, hours before the start of the NFL Draft 2018.
After tweets from his account when he was in high school, late last night surfaced Allen tried to convince the teams he hopes will formulate him so that he is not the same person who sent the messages in racist insensitive language.
"If I could go back in time, I would never have done that right away," Allen Chris Mortensen of ESPN said. "At the time I obviously did not know how harmful it was and now it has become."
"I hope you know it and others know that I am not the type of person I was at 14 and 15 and I am so tweeted so carelessly. , , , I do not want this to be the impression of who I am, because that's not me. I apologize for what I did.
The tweets posted in 2012 and 2013 have since been dropped, and he told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith in the early morning that the tweets are references to rap lyrics and television shows.
Allen told Mortensen that he He thought he'd lost all offending messages a year ago, but he obviously missed a few, and said that some of his friends might have written in high school as they often wipe each other's phones and send messages. (It's the high school version of "I was hacked.")
"It's shit. My family hurts. We never imagined one day or night like this, "he said." That's my plan – to show the type of person I am now. No matter which team chooses me, they get it from me. I will clarify the balance sheet for each team, every teammate, the media, and I think that if they meet me and they are with me, then I see how I act and how I think that will not be a problem at all.
He'll probably have new teammates interested in hearing his explanation in a few hours, other quarterbacks have survived similar incidents, then-Panther quarterback Kerry Collins was beaten by a teammate and cheated by many others, after he got drunk and used a racial epithet, he was finally released and bounced around the league, but recovered to bring the Giants to the Super Bowl and enjoys a long career in the league.