Social media uncovers profane Allison tweets
ATLANTA - On a day when Green Bay Packers rookie Geronimo Allison caught his first NFL touchdown pass in a 33-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, social media circulated screenshots of old tweets from his Twitter account that contained reckless profanity, lewd vocabulary and a number of derogatory slurs toward women.
An undrafted rookie from Illinois, Allison made his debut Sunday after being promoted from the practice squad earlier in the week. He caught two passes for 21 yards against the Falcons, one of which was a 4-yard touchdown from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
After the game, Allison was asked if he had published the tweets, which originated in 2012 and 2013 on his account, @813MrFreakShow. The Twitter account was deleted later Sunday.
"It’s kind of hard to say," Allison said as he viewed the screenshots on a reporter's cell phone. "That was back then. It’s kind of hard to say. But I apologize about that, that it is on my account. I can’t say if that was me or if it wasn’t, but it’s on my account and I apologize about that."
When asked if he remembered posting the messages in question, Allison offered the following response: "I can't say if that was me or if it wasn't."
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