Only time will tell if the NFL will join the MLB in the latest round of virtue signaling later this month after an alleged photo surfaced of Mac Jones at age 14, who at least until yesterday was an NFL 1st round draft favorite.
The photo depicts a figure dressed up in a “NOBAMA” costume with dreads. It was reportedly originally posted by Jones’ sister and, although she later tried to delete it, it’s resurrection created backlash on Twitter.
Some suggested that her deletion of the photo gave more credence to the accusation that it was, in fact, Jones behind the mask.
context for anybody confused pic.twitter.com/zAfsIlemhg
— gabe (jed lowrie mvp) (@gsox18) April 15, 2021
“Mac Jones’ sister should have just said it was someone else, but alas she deleted the tweet which gave credibility to the fact that it was indeed Mac Jones,” BSO’s Robert Littal wrote.
CSI Twitter Catches Ex-Bama QB Mac Jones in 4k Wearing a “NOBAMA” Costume w/ Dreads; His Sis Tweeted Pic Years Ago & Tried to Delete, But It Was Too Late; Twitter Ponders How Much Bosa is Going to Love Him & Why His DUI Never Gets Mentioned (Tweets-Vids) https://t.co/AEVZelSN98 pic.twitter.com/HejP8bgjX8
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) April 15, 2021
Michael McCorkle “Mac” Jones is a Florida native and an accomplished college football star who played for the Alabama Crimson Tide as a quarterback. He has two College Football Playoff National Championships under his belt and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2020.
After a successful junior year throwing 4,500 yards with four touchdowns and only four interceptions, he decided to enter the 2021 NFL Draft which is scheduled to start on April 29 in Cleveland, OH.
After the photo surfaced, the woke mob on Twitter immediately started hurling accusations of racism:
Mac Jones went to the 12th level of racism giving Obama dreads
— Beanie Seagull (@DaBlackHoward) April 15, 2021
— Maurice (@Maurice46478372) April 15, 2021
However, these accusations come on the heels of predictions earlier in the day of a strong draft position for Jones, as “98% of the league believe the 49ers are taking Mac Jones.”
“I would say 98% of the league believe the 49ers are taking Mac Jones.”@mlombardiNFL and @TheWrapRadio take a look at the top #NFL Draft props including who Michel thinks the Falcons will select at #4! #LombardiLine pic.twitter.com/JHVXyRaLuf
— VSiN (@VSiNLive) April 15, 2021
Other Twitter users didn’t take offense at the photo. Reactions were mixed with some being pumped by the photo, suggesting it made him a more desirable pick, others expressed sadness for him being judged by what he did as a teenager:
he was only 14😪 its sick they are mocking him over teenage shit
— Cindy Trujillo (@CindyTr51741362) April 17, 2021
Not really sure I see a problem
— Ezra landa (@LandaEzra) April 15, 2021
Mac Jones just moved up to 1st overall pick in my book!!!
— High 5 2 45 (@Matt__Thomsen) April 16, 2021
Although Jones has had a distinguished college football career thus far, this isn’t the first time his extracurricular activities have been put in the limelight. In 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Jones was charged with having a fake ID and driving under the influence. His misdeeds cost him time in jail before being released on a $1,300 bond.
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