Nick Bosa's social media activity was a source of controversy due to several comments he made, including calling Colin Kaepernick a "clown" in August of 2016.

“No, it wasn’t directed towards that,” Bosa said. “It’s not like I’m saying his stance and what he was doing. That’s not what I was talking about at all.

“It was a specific thing that happened and me as a young kid, [with a] thought popping into my head and, boom, just decided to tweet it out. Bad decision. I respect what he’s done. If it empowers anybody, then he’s doing a good thing. I apologize for that.”

Bosa reportedly also followed multiple social media accounts with white nationalist leanings.