On a day he hoped would be a celebration, Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen is instead in the news for an apology.
Late Wednesday night, Allen acknowledged and apologized for years-old Twitter activity unearthed on the eve of the 2018 NFL Draft, according to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Allen, who made no official comment on the matter, is attending the event live in Frisco, Texas, and is widely expected to be drafted among the top 10 picks.
Allen's college coach, Craig Bohl, said in a statement Thursday that Allen had "great relationships" at Wyoming.
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"I know Josh has apologized for the Twitter comments he made while in high school," Bohl said. "As a member of our football team, he had great relationships with his teammates and our fanbase. During his time in Wyoming, he embraced diversity. We wish him the best on his big night."
Allen used derogatory terms and responded to a question with "If it ain't white, it ain't right" in a 2013 tweet.
Prior to that, Allen used a variation of the "N" word in a series of tweets in 2012 and 2013.
The tweets no longer appear on Allen's account.
NFL Network reported Thursday afternoon that Allen claimed most of the comments were quotes from movies or references to inside jokes with teammates.
--Field Level Media