NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nick Bosa does not foresee his activity on social media being an issue with the 49ers because of the history he’s had with teammates at every level, he said Thursday night.
Bosa, whom the 49ers selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft, recently told ESPN that he stopped posting his conservative-leaning tweets on social media because of the chance he could end up in San Francisco.
“I love the Bay Area, and I’m excited to play there,” Bosa said on a conference call with Bay Area reporters. “I was a little insensitive in some of the things I said, so I’ve learned a lot in the past few months, and I’m just ready to move forward from that, put it in the past, and bring the Faithful some wins.”
It was reported this week that Bosa “liked” posts from a friend while in high school that had racist hashtags.
“I was a 16-year-old scrolling through my Instagram, and I liked a picture of somebody I knew with a girl,” he said. “There was nothing racist about the picture. Obviously, there were some bad things said in the hashtags. But, obviously I didn’t read those, and as a 16-year-old in high school, you kind of don’t think something like that will come back and bite you.”
Bosa said at the NFL draft that he is looking forward to proving himself to his teammates through his actions and hard work.
“I think my teammates will learn what kind of person I am when I get in the locker room with them,” Bosa said. “I’ve never had any issues getting along with teammates. I’ve always been a great teammate, and have had great relationships with everybody on my teams. So I think that and my hard-working attitude will show my teammates and the fans that I’m a good pick.”