Former Ohio State star Nick Bosa heads into the NFL Draft as one of the top prospects in the country. Most believe that if he doesn't go No. 1 to the Arizona Cardinals, he'll wind up going No. 2 to the San Francisco 49ers. Apparently, that's made him change his behavior online.
Wednesday, ESPN's Kevin Van Valkenburg dropped a great profile on Bosa, which includes a bit about how his social media habits have changed. Bosa essentially said he stopped tweeting pro-Trump messages because he might wind up playing in a liberal city.
Specifically - San Francisco.
Here's the quote, via ESPN:
Last year he seemed to delight in posting political takes, including his support for President Trump, on Twitter and needling dissenters. (He also caused a minor social media stir by criticizing Beyonce, Black Panther and Colin Kaepernick, all eventually deleted.) As the combine drew near, though, his online behavior grew increasingly bland. I asked why he seemed to abandon something he had previously embraced.
"I had to," he says. "There is a chance I might end up in San Francisco."
Bosa, during his time at Ohio State, was not shy to tweet his political beliefs. It seems he's taking a new approach as he enter the pros.
Bosa played in three games for Ohio State this past season, but left the team to focus on the NFL Draft after having surgery on a core muscle from an injury he suffered against TCU. He's expected to be one of the first players drafted in this year's event.