A National Football League player stirred up a social media storm when he posted an image making a sickening move that intimated he wanted cops’ throats slashed. But his mea culpa was even more troublesome than his original sentiment.
Isaiah Crowell, a player with the Cleveland Browns, came under a firestorm of criticism after posting a gruesome picture on his Instagram of a police officer’s throat being sliced — at a time when the nation was mourning the deaths of five police officers in Dallas.
The 23-year-old NFL star tried to make amends by posting a video apology and sharing what he hoped would be great news.
It was not. It was even more disturbing than owning up to his truly violent sentiment. On Wednesday, Crowell posted the video below stating that he will donated his game check from the first game of the season to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation in memories of the fallen police officers from the Dallas sniper attack.
The game check amount will be $35,294.12. So in essence he is trying to buy them off after news of his despicable photo share went viral.
In the video, Crowell stated that he was frustrated, emotional, and angry when he posted the “disgusting” picture. He admitted that it was wrong and said he removed it immediately on his own.
“By posting that picture, I became part of the problem. I want to be part of the solution,” he stated in the video. “I know this may not change your mind about me and I know I can’t take the post back, but I’m sorry.”
Apparently, the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association accepted Crowell’s apology and donation, though previously they threatened to boycott working at any Cleveland Browns games.
However, the union was not entirely forgiving, saying that Crowell’s apology was not enough and called for him to make amends by traveling to Dallas and personally apologizing to the families of the officers killed in last week’s attack.
H/T Fox News
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