Running back for the Cleveland Browns, Isaiah Crowell made headlines recently, for posting an image that depicted violence against police officers. Crowell has since posted a video on Facebook that expressed his regret for sharing the image of a hooded person stabbing a police officer.
“I wanted you to hear my voice and see my face and understand that I’m sorry. Last week, like so many others, I was frustrated and upset about what’s going on in our country. I’ve had friends and family members that’s dealing with violence. I’ve seen violence throughout the country, and I’m really just emotional about it. And during that emotion, I did something that I wish I could take back. I posted a really disgusting, bad picture, and I took it down immediately because I knew I was wrong. Nobody had to tell me to take it down. Not my PR, agent or the Browns had to tell me to take it down because I knew I was wrong.” “I’m sorry, and I hope that you will understand that that’s not who I am. I would never wish violence on anyone, especially a police officer. By posting that picture, I became part of the problem. I don’t want to be part of the problem, I want to be part of the solution.”
Crowell also added that he is committed to doing whatever he can to create an open dialogue between his community and the police officers who serve it. Crowell intends to donate his first game check of the season, to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation.
The Facebook video can be found here: Facebook video