While the projected first-round NFL Draft-pick Nick Bosa was preparing to become the fourth professional football player in his family, his great-grandfather was more famous for his work with a baseball bat – particularly murder.
Tony Accardo, the deceased great-grandfather of Bosa, served as the bodyguard of Al Capone & # 39; s mobster in the 1920s before reigning as boss for 40 years and even earned the nickname & # 39; Joe Batter & # 39; after allegedly killing three men with a baseball bat.
The family connection came up again this week while Bosa, a striking defensive end in the state of Ohio, is expected to be the first few choices during the first round of the draw on Thursday evening.
Tony Accardo (right), the deceased great-grandfather of Nick Bosa, served as bodyguard for the Al Capone gangogster in the 1920s before he reigned as boss for 40 years and even earned the nickname & # 39; Joe Batter & # 39 ; after he allegedly killed three men with a baseball bat. Bosa (left) is expected to become the fourth member of his family to be picked in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night. The former Ohio State star is likely to be among the first three picks
Tony Accardo (who entered the US Attorney General's office here) began his career in the Chicago era under Capone, which eventually went to jail in 1932 for tax evasion. It was then that Accardo first became the boss before he finally took over completely. 1947, and reigning almost until his death from heart and lung disease in 1992
Remarkably, Bosa would become the fourth member of his family to be included in the first round of the NFL Draft following brother Joey, a defender of Los Angeles Chargers, as well as his father John and uncle Eric Kumerow, who both played a defensive end for the Miami Dolphins in the late 1980s.
In fact, as Nick Bosa & # 39; s mother Cheryl told the Chicago Tribune, teams were actually reluctant to deploy her brother Kumerow in 1988 for fear of Accardo, who was still alive at the time.
& # 39; It's so stupid, & # 39; Cheryl Bosa said to the tribune. & # 39; When my brother was summoned, that was a big thing. The teams would interview Eric and they wanted to know if [Accardo] would affect the changing of the game. & # 39;
Accardo started his career in the Chicago prohibition era and worked under Capone, who eventually went to prison in 1932 for tax evasion. It was then that Accardo first rose to be the landlord before finally taking over fully in 1947, and almost until his death from his head and nearly ruled lung disease in 1992.
Defensive lineman Nick Bosa from the state of Ohio works out on Day 4 of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 3, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Accardo began his career in the Chicago era under Al Capone (photo), which eventually went to prison in 1932 for tax evasion. It was then that Accardo first came under bonded before finally taking over in 1947 and reigning almost to his reign. death
Nick Bosa (center left) follows his father John (far left) and brother Joey (far right) into the NFL. Eric Kumerow, the brother of Cheryl Bosa (center right), played alongside John in Miami
Joey Bosa was born in 1995 and Nick followed two years later.
Known as & # 39; Big Tuna & # 39; in the press, Accardo was heard on federal eavesdropping devices claiming he was involved in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929, where the rivals of Capone on the north side were all killed.
& # 39; I've only heard great things about it [Accardo], & # 39; Joey told the Chicago Tribune in 2016 before it was drafted. & # 39; I wish I had spent some time with him before he succeeded. & # 39;
However, Nick has been less frank about his famous great-grandfather.
In 2016 Bosa told TMZ: & # 39; I shouldn't really talk about that. & # 39;
Bosa called presidents Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan as & # 39; The Greatest of All Time & # 39;
And that is not the only subject that Bosa avoids today.
The 6foot4, 266-pound in Florida removed several tweets from his supporting president Donald Trump and attacked controversial free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick prior to the draft.
& # 39; I had to, & # 39; said Bosa to ESPN. & # 39; There is a chance that I will end up in San Francisco. & # 39;
The 49ers, for whom Kaepernick previously played, are holding the second pick on 25 April and, according to a number of reports, are fond of drawing up Bosa, a striking defensive end with the Buckeyes.
Bosa has not made clear whether it was San Francisco's connection with Kaepernick or the city's liberal reputation that prompted him to remove the tweets.
In addition to messages about Beyoncé and & # 39; Black Panther & # 39 ;, Bosa removed a number of pro-Trump tweets, as well as other messages that support conservative commentator Tomi Lahren, TMZ said.
Bosa referred to Kaepernick as a & # 39; clown & # 39; in a tweet that has since been deleted.
Planned first round NFL Draft pick and former Ohio star Nick Bosa deleted several tweets from his supporting president Donald Trump and attacked Colin Kaepernick because he might play in San Francisco, as he explained