The second-rounder of the NFL draft, second-year cornerback A.J. Bouye, says he is “doubting” electric cars because of the technology.
He believes the technology can’t make the sport safer for drivers and pedestrians.
“I’m just not in favor of that,” Bouye told the Associated Press on Wednesday.
“I’m not a believer in that.
The other thing, I don’t know, I’ve heard a lot of rumors.
I don’t think electric cars can help us as much as they could.
I don- I don think the electric car is a big part of this game.
I think electric vehicles are just going to bring a lot more death, mayhem, death and destruction.
They’re going to be bad for the people in the streets.
I’m not going to sit around and look at that.
It’s not my cup of tea.”
The second-overall pick, defensive back Jalen Ramsey, who is expected to be selected in the first round, is among the many who are skeptical about the electric cars’ safety.
He told the AP that he has seen electric cars and said he has “seen more accidents” than electric cars.
Ramsey also said he does not believe electric cars will make the game safer.
When asked about Bouye’s comments on Twitter, the NFL said it “does not comment on rumors or speculation” and that the draft is the most important step for any organization.
“It is extremely important to develop and implement technologies that can improve safety for all of our players, fans and partners, and this draft is an excellent opportunity to take that first step,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.
“With this first-round selection, we are confident our team and players will be the safest and most advanced on the field.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.