"At the time, I obviously didn't know how harmful it was and now has become".
On the eve of the NFL Draft, reigning Heisman Trophy victor Baker Mayfield took to social media to share his ideal recreation of Brett Favre's iconic Draft Day photo from 1991. Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has apologized for a series of offensive tweets he sent when he was in high school. The tweets no longer appear on Allen's account.More news: 'Kanye is over': Fury after rapper tweets support for Trump
This will be the first-ever franchise pick by John Dorsey, the Browns new general manager. The course has changed, and Mayfield, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson, is expected to be Oklahoma's second No. 1 overall pick this decade after Sam Bradford was the top pick in 2010. Allen says he was parroting rap lyrics and catchphrases from TV and pop culture, adding he was "young and dumb" at the time. In 2018, however, after so many athletes and other celebrities have had old, embarrassing tweets dug up, one wonders how no one suggested to Allen that his old tweets would potentially be looked at by teams, reporters and curious fans.
"It sucks", he said. "We never envisioned a day or night like this".