BILLINGS – In the wake of insensitive tweets emerging from Josh Allen’s Twitter feed hour prior to the NFL Draft, University of Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl issued a statement in support of his former quarterback Thursday morning.
“I know Josh has apologized for the Twitter comments he made while in high school,” said Bohl. “As a member of our football team, he had great relationships with his teammates and our fan base. During his time at Wyoming, he embraced diversity. We wish him all the best on his big night.”
Yahoosports reported Wednesday that a search through the quarterback’s Twitter history shows some offensive and racist posts from 2012 and 2013 when Allen was still in high school.
On Wednesday night, Allen reportedly acknowledged the tweets to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, “saying he was young and dumb,” according to ESPN.
Allen is projected by some as the overall top pick in Thursday night’s NFL Draft at AT&T stadium. The draft is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. MDT with live TV coverage on ESPN and the NFL Network.