A bunch of young men are about to enter an American professional sports league, so of course, their old tweets are surfacing. Quarterback Josh Allen, who many believe will be selected in the top few picks of this year's draft, is the latest to fall prey to this recurring trend.

Allen has apologized for his old tweets, which included several mentions of the word "nigga" and other racially offensive material. Immediate reaction indicated this incident could harm Allen's draft stock.

There is a chance a team staged this rollout purposefully.

New San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, however, says he doesn't blame Allen, who was young and stupid at the time.

Many espoused a perspective similar to that of Sherman.

Others, however, found the "he was just young" justification faulty.

The draft will kick off (finally!) at 8 p.m. EST and will air on FOX, ESPN, and NFL Network.