49ers asked Nick Bosa about his tweets, say it didn’t affect decision to draft him

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The 49ers asked defensive end Nick Bosa about his controversial Twitter statements before they drafted him, but they say his tweets didn’t affect the decision to take him second overall.

Team President Al Guido told Bloomberg that Bosa was asked about his praise for Donald Trump and scorn for Colin Kaepernick on Twitter, but the team didn’t consider the issue in deciding to draft Bosa.

Not at all,” Guido said, via the San Francisco Chronicle. “It doesn’t mean we didn’t do background on the kid, doesn’t mean we didn’t bring it up and ask him the question, but look — if we’re going to get in a world where we’re not drafting Republicans or not drafting Democrats. . . . The way that I think about it is, ‘he’s a young kid, he had a perspective.’ That perspective is fine, some of other stuff he did I think was a little insensitive and needs to learn from.”

Guido said Bosa had good answers to those questions and the 49ers aren’t concerned.

“Honestly, I spent no time worrying about it, I know John Lynch spent no time worrying about it, we worry about the kid himself, not necessarily his political leanings,” Guido said.

Bosa said before the draft that he would stop tweeting about politics because he might get drafted in San Francisco, a liberal city. That’s fine if it’s his choice, but it’s not a choice he has to make. He’s entitled to express his opinions, and the 49ers were happy to draft him even knowing that some fans in the Bay Area may not care for those opinions.

49 responses to “49ers asked Nick Bosa about his tweets, say it didn’t affect decision to draft him

  1. Bosa said before the draft that he would stop tweeting about politics because he might get drafted in San Francisco, a liberal city. That’s fine if it’s his choice, but it’s not a choice he has to make. He’s entitled to express his opinions

    Theoretically yes. However, in places like San Francisco you are not entitled to express your opinion without being called any number of things. Free speech is only reserved for those who are left-leaning.

  2. 49ers’ fans just hope the kid can stay healthy and stay out of trouble. The Bay Area also has a high number of well educated people, and well educated people generally aren’t as insecure about their own ideas that they’d be afraid of someone with a different outlook. Besides, the 49ers are the team that got rid of Kaepernick and Eric Reid, so if they are concerned about politics, they would seem to be one organization that would welcome Nick Bosa’s ideals.

  3. redlikethepig says:

    May 5, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Just because someone is a traitor doesn’t mean they can’t ball.
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    I realize this is your opinion but how do you justify a comment like that. You and your attitude are what is exactly responsible for this. Just throw it out there. Please stop.

  4. Also I find it disturbing that Bosa’s tweets supportying our elected President caused more outrage than Isiah Crowell’s tweet showing a police officer getting his throat slit.

  5. redlikethepig says:

    May 5, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    Just because someone is a traitor doesn’t mean they can’t ball.
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    I realize this is your opinion but how do you justify a comment like that. You and your attitude are what is exactly responsible for this. Just throw it out there. Please stop.
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    P.S. Your name, you mean like the socks kaepernik wears?

  6. I’m sure Lynch did want to hear from Nick Bosa about those tweets. Not because he was worried about Bay Area fans (the Bay Area has a lot more Republicans than PFT commenters seem to think), but because he wanted to make sure Bosa wasn’t going to be popping off in a way that could be divisive in the locker room.

  7. As far as I know Bosa has never punched a woman in the stomach who was pregnant with his child. Bosa has also never allegedly broke his defenseless todler’s arm. And yet he’s labeled “controversial” because of his personal political beliefs. Both of the Bennett brothers espouse racially divisive crap yet are heralded as SJWs. Don’t cave in to the PC mob.

  8. phins90 says:

    The 49ers don’t play in San Francisco, they play in Santa Clara
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    That’s like saying they don’t play in Carcas, Venezuela, they play in Los Teques. No difference. All cesspools.

  9. Just get tackles and sacks! That’s all any 49er fan should care about from Bosa. We don’t watch football to care about anyone’s political views. Football’s supposed to be a break from all of that. LEAVE SPORTS ALONE YOU POLITICAL HOUND DOGS! I guarantee you all that he isn’t thinking about anything political while on the field. Why should we?

  10. whenwilliteverend says:
    May 5, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    ….in places like San Francisco you are not entitled to express your opinion without being called any number of things. Free speech is only reserved for those who are left-leaning.
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    Clearly you do not understand the meaning of freedom of speech, and the freedom to speak without the consequence of being judged for the things you say.
    For instance, you are free to say to your employer “Respectfully sir, I think you are an idiot.”
    That is your First Amendment right. But do you seriously believe that it would reflect poorly on HIM to tell you to clean out your desk?
    Every right comes with consequences when they are excercised without considering how your freely made choices will reflect on your character in the eyes of others.

  11. I fail to see what’s so controversial about it. Maybe from the cnn point of view.

  12. redlikethepig says:

    Just because someone is a traitor doesn’t mean they can’t ball.
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    But Kaepernick would be on a team if he could ball.

  13. I loathe Donald Tump but I can’t figure out what Nick did that was so appalling. Who was he insensitive to? Beyonce? The Black Panther movie? Media darling and Nike star Colin Kaepernick? I think they’ll survive. LOL. They said Nick followed a “white nationalist” on social media, so I checked it out and the guy was just a generic MAGA-hat dude who was interested in “owning the libs.” Liberals- branding everyone who watches Fox & Friends as a “white nationalist” is not the best strategy, IMO.

  14. whenwilliteverend says:
    May 5, 2019 at 2:55 pm
    Bosa said before the draft that he would stop tweeting about politics because he might get drafted in San Francisco, a liberal city. That’s fine if it’s his choice, but it’s not a choice he has to make. He’s entitled to express his opinions

    Theoretically yes. However, in places like San Francisco you are not entitled to express your opinion without being called any number of things. Free speech is only reserved for those who are left-leaning.

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    Oh please. You can rest assured that none of the things liberal SanFranciscans call conservatives are racial slurs.

  15. Whose business is it what Nick Bosa says in a tweet?
    It’s his social media account,no one else’s🏈🏈

  16. What about the #n word references? Did he explain his affiliations with white nationalists? The niners black players must be forgiving of Bosa for his views if there’s any hope of a healthy team chemistry

  17. Trump and his die hard supporters thoroughly enjoy their free speech. They have a whole network that is free to lie for him 24/7. We are so free, we even allow our enemies to run entire campaigns with the express intent to effect our election results. We are so free, our president is free to lie dozens of times a day and send out a press secretary who when she isnt lying, is insulting the press. But this is about Nick Bosa, ok so he’s young and a little misguided – it certainly looks like he can rush the passer.

  18. johngaltwho says:
    May 5, 2019 at 5:43 pm
    Trump and his die hard supporters thoroughly enjoy their free speech. They have a whole network that is free to lie for him 24/7. We are so free, we even allow our enemies to run entire campaigns with the express intent to effect our election results.

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    Still pushing this narrative that has been proven false? How about the Clinton campaign utalizing Ukranian officials in an attempt to win the election, officials who were found guilty in their own country of illegally attempting to influance a foreign election?

  19. San Francisco, a liberal city. That’s fine if it’s his choice, but it’s not a choice he has to make. He’s entitled to express his opinions.

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    Walk in to any company in Silicon Valley and apply for a job with a pro Trump Twitter feed and see what happens. It’s just not true whatsoever.

  20. well educated people, and well educated people generally aren’t as insecure about their own ideas that they’d be afraid of someone with a different outlook

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    Those are exactly the people who are freaked out by others who express opinions outside that allowed by the mainstream(especially media). On another note, Come on Charlie charger. Your better than that. At least I thought you were.

  21. johngaltwho says:

    May 5, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Trump and his die hard supporters thoroughly enjoy their free speech. They have a whole network that is free to lie for him 24/7.
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    roflmao. ONE whole network???lolol…The left has EIGHT. And still couldn’t puke enough lies to win. Again,,lololol

  22. Bosa will make on millions on his rookie contract but considering the outrageous cost of living and high taxes he’ll probably be eligible for food stamps while he’s there but when he leaves he’ll be broke! LOL

  23. Leman Russ says:
    May 5, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Its not really the unsuccessful attempts at collusion nor the proven abuse of power and obstruction that annoys most of us. Its the idea that everything is just different opinions. The idea that there is no truth, just alternative facts. It is the systematic and pervasive drumbeat from Trump and his ilk that truth no longer exists, its all just opinion. Its a moral relativism that leads to conspiracy theories and people with corrupt motives choosing to assert and believe any ridiculous concept that supports their chosen narrative. Eventually, Atlas is going to shrug.

  24. johngaltwho says:
    May 5, 2019 at 6:31 pm
    Leman Russ says:
    May 5, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Its not really the unsuccessful attempts at collusion nor the proven abuse of power and obstruction that annoys most of us. Its the idea that everything is just different opinions. The idea that there is no truth, just alternative facts. It is the systematic and pervasive drumbeat from Trump and his ilk that truth no longer exists, its all just opinion. Its a moral relativism that leads to conspiracy theories and people with corrupt motives choosing to assert and believe any ridiculous concept that supports their chosen narrative. Eventually, Atlas is going to shrug.

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    Holy buzzwords batman, what are you even trying to say here? I dont think half those words are im the correct order… also how can you obstruct justice when no crime has been committed?

  25. johngaltwho says:
    May 5, 2019 at 6:31 pm
    Leman Russ says:
    May 5, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Its not really the unsuccessful attempts at collusion nor the proven abuse of power and obstruction that annoys most of us. Its the idea that everything is just different opinions. The idea that there is no truth, just alternative facts. It is the systematic and pervasive drumbeat from Trump and his ilk that truth no longer exists, its all just opinion. Its a moral relativism that leads to conspiracy theories and people with corrupt motives choosing to assert and believe any ridiculous concept that supports their chosen narrative. Eventually, Atlas is going to shrug.
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    Wow Poindexter I think you broke your thesaurus. As soon as Barr gets to the real facts there’s going to be a lot of people shrugging in jail. It’s going to be very enjoyable.

  26. remizak says:
    May 5, 2019 at 4:53 pm
    I’m sure Lynch did want to hear from Nick Bosa about those tweets. Not because he was worried about Bay Area fans (the Bay Area has a lot more Republicans than PFT commenters seem to think), but because he wanted to make sure Bosa wasn’t going to be popping off in a way that could be divisive in the locker room.

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    Voting records say you couldn’t possibly be more wrong.

  27. Show up in an NFL locker room with your MAGA hat and see what happens.
    For all you white conservative Trump lovers, people want to go to work and not have people who have all the advantages complaining about how other less fortunate people should leave the country and things should go back to 1950, when life was really bad for minorities.
    Nicky Bosa should grow up and so should you.

  28. phins90 says:
    May 5, 2019 at 2:21 pm
    The 49ers don’t play in San Francisco, they play in Santa Clara

    ………………………

    And how about the Giants and the Jets and the Cowboys.
    Anybody that follows football knows that the 9er’s play in Santa Clara.
    Oh, by the way it’s the Minnesota VIkings, so they play somewhere in Land of 10,000 Lakes but they’er not called the Land of 10,000 Lakes Vikings are they?

  29. 13% state tax
    50th in the country for infrastructure
    Education ranking of public schools has collapsed
    Biggest welfare state
    How dare Bosa speak honestly

  30. vikinghooper says:
    May 5, 2019 at 7:59 pm
    Show up in an NFL locker room with your MAGA hat and see what happens.
    For all you white conservative Trump lovers, people want to go to work and not have people who have all the advantages complaining about how other less fortunate people should leave the country and things should go back to 1950, when life was really bad for minorities.
    Nicky Bosa should grow up and so should you

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    To quote John McEnroe – “you can’t be serious”. Take a breath.

  31. vikinghooper says:
    May 5, 2019 at 7:59 pm
    Show up in an NFL locker room with your MAGA hat and see what happens.
    For all you white conservative Trump lovers, people want to go to work and not have people who have all the advantages complaining about how other less fortunate people should leave the country and things should go back to 1950, when life was really bad for minorities.
    Nicky Bosa should grow up and so should you.
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    Judge not lest ye be judged.

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