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The Bills’ GM explained vetting Josh Allen after those old tweets came to light

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The QB had a pre-draft surprise.

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The Buffalo Bills traded up on Thursday night to draft Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen with the No. 7 overall pick. Allen was long believed to possibly be the No. 1 overall pick, and as he began falling, the Bills swooped in to pick him up.

After the selection, Bills general manager Brandon Beane addressed Allen’s character after racist tweets from the past surfaced hours before the draft:

On the surface, it’s easy to see why there would be reaction to Buscaglia’s first tweet. Allen has been one of the most polarizing draftees in recent memory, especially for somebody who was expected at one point to be the No. 1 overall pick.

“We don’t condone anything,” Beane said, per WGR 550’s Sal Capaccio. “We did our due diligence, spoke to him and his coach again ... he’s going to come in here and own it and has to earn the trust of the fans or organization.”

Now, if he had been looking for negative things people had to say about Allen in general...

Not even FiF!

... he would’ve found a lot.