Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has apologized for a series of offensive tweets he sent while in high school.
The potential No. 1 pick apologized for the now-deleted tweets to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith early Thursday Mitchell Trubisky Bears Jersey , hours before the NFL draft
Yahoo! Sports reported Allen sent the tweets in 2012 and 2013 and they contained racially insensitive language and offensive statements. Allen told Smith he was parroting rap lyrics and catchphrases from TV and pop culture, adding he was "young and dumb" at the time.
ESPN says the tweets were removed from Allen's account when it was vetted in January.
Wyoming coach Craig Bohl says Allen had "great relationships with his teammates and our fan base" and Allen "embraced diversity" while at Wyoming.
Bohl adds in his statement: "We wish him all the best on his big night."
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The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with kicker Matt Bryant.
The Falcons announced the agreement before Bryant could become a free agent on March 14.
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Bryant Denzel Ward Browns Jersey , who will turn 43 on May 29, made 34 of 37 field goals in 2016 and 34 of 39 in 2017. He made eight of nine field goals from at least 50 yards last season.
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