Release of HS tweets put QB Allen 'in a panic'

Angelo Anderson
April 27, 2018

Multiple old offensive and racist tweets from Wyoming QB Josh Allen surfaced on Wednesday night, just hours ahead of the National Football League draft.

The idea that Schefter is putting forth is that there was a team lower in the draft who found this information, and chose to time its release to tank Allen's draft stock at the last second to give that team a shot at snagging him. "I apologize for what I did".

While the initial waves of criticism and subsequent criticism of the criticisms regarding Allen's language carried forth in a manner all too familiar in 2018, one bit of gossip made this story unique - National Football League insider Adam Schefter reported that some believed the move to publicize Allen's past tweets came from inside the NFL.

Allen apologized in an interview with ESPN Thursday and, speaking to NFL Network on the red carpet in Dallas, reiterated he has grown as a person since posting the tweets.

ESPN says the tweets were removed from Allen's account when it was vetted in January.

He said some of the messages may have been sent by friends, as they occasionally took each other's phones to send tweets.

There has been no word yet from Allen or his agent about the tweets, which will presumably come before the draft kicks off Thursday night from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. "We never envisioned a day or night like this".

Allen is among several quarterbacks projected to be taken early.

A team with a top-five draft pick told Schefter that it knew nothing about the tweets and that it had "never heard anything but positives" about Allen. He also said that he hopes his future National Football League teammates will understand what happened and how he has changed. I'm not the type of person I was at 14 and 15 that I tweeted so recklessly.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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