Josh Allen Caught In Twitter Controversy

Two years ago, Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil slid down the draft board after a video of him smoking from a gas mask bong surfaced on Twitter. This year, it’s possible that another Twitter controversy could affect Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen. Multiple tweets from 2012 and 2013 have been unearthed in which Allen uses racially insensitive language, as detailed by Ryan Young of Yahoo Sports

There’s also a questionable tweet from 2013 in which Allen responds to a question asked of him by AskFM. When asked “Why are you so white?,” Allen responds, “If it ain’t white, it ain’t right!” Allen has since told teams that the tweets in question were in reference to TV shows, movies, and songs.

Allen spoke with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith late Wednesday night to apologize for the tweets, saying that he was young and dumb. It remains to be seen how the tweets will affect Allen on draft night, but a team with a top-five draft pick told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that it knew nothing about the tweets and that it had “never heard anything but positives” about the QB.

Allen has been projected to go as high as No. 1 to the Browns in recent days and it was widely expected that he would be selected no later than No. 5. Now, everything appears to be in flux for the talented passer.

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24 comments on “Josh Allen Caught In Twitter Controversy

  1. stackarooni

    so “Why are you soo white” is by an offensive question??? seems to me the asker is more racist and ignorant than the answer

  2. adshadbolt

    He’s a kid from a small farming town that is full of white people what do u expect from a kid raised in that environment.

    • terror661

      You didn’t see the sports center special. White people look like the minority in his town. Hence why he was saying N…I..gga so much.

    • Ironman_4life

      You sir are incorrect. He comes from a small farming town that’s 83% Hispanic. Firebaugh. Look it up.

  3. Dwalt

    Could be good for Allen if he falls, would probably end up on a better team maybe sit for a year or two behind a vet. Let Mayfield,Rosan and Darnold get crushed on poor teams.

  4. rtr1redrockets

    if it were a black guys saying…”if it aint black, it aint right” would there be an article written about it?

  5. terror661

    Seems pretty dumb to not have at least gone through his entire feed over a year ago and deleted all of that. He is a kid. He has many friends of all races. Watch the draft special on him. I don’t even know if he has a white friend from the special that was aired. Everyone says and does dumb things in high school. I heard, saw and even myself did countless acts in high school that I regret today. I remember one Muslim kid after 9/11 getting a huge history book thrown at his head while he was resting his eyes during Econ. It still makes me cringe today thinking about. The kid literally did nothing.

  6. ray_derek

    He was in high school, majority of kids at that age do a lot of things they regret. He’s not denying it, and owning up to it says a lot about him in my opinion.

    • Priggs89

      All it says is that he’s not a complete moron. He has no choice but to own it.

        • Priggs89

          “Someone hacked me and posted things 6 years ago”

          Nobody with a brain would buy that.

  7. dmart93

    Why are they acting like this is new yahoo posted this article about him 5 days ago lol

  8. walshanater

    I know someone that tweeted “More cheese please” and was bashed over it.

  9. sports is life

    Our society is engulfed with GOTCHA MENTALITY.

    If there is one person out there that hasn’t said or done something they weren’t proud or wished it would have been different I will call them a prophet.

    The reality is we all have faults, as a society we can celebrate the good which is usually more often or we can harp on the rare negative.

    Let’s stop the petty bull crap and let the “kid” enjoy his moment!!!

  10. CubsRule08

    Of course someone’s gonna bring up some tweets from years and years ago, even if they are in poor taste of his actions during that time of his life. This is nothing new, especially when it involves football players.

  11. camdenyards46

    2012 and 2013 were 6 and 5 years ago. What someone does in high school a few times is irrelevant, especially if it has not occurred since.

  12. jorge78

    Oh come on, what was he,
    15? Those without bad twitter may cast the first tweet… says so in the good book!

  13. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    The far more interesting angle is…who leaked it?

    It was definitely not a media figure, they would have spent the last week on it, not step on the draft story.

    So…was it an angry ex girlfriend? The ex boyfriend of an ex girlfriend? Was it the agent for Mayfield or Darnold trying to ensure a higher slot/more money for their clients? Was it Belicheck hoping Allen drops to him?

    So many people with possible motive.

  14. rip_plymouth_whalers

    This tweet won’t help him complete a pass, why should he be selected anyways?

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