Cleveland Police Threaten to Pull Protection from Stadium Due to Browns Player's Anti-Cop Social Media Post

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Cleveland Browns player Isaiah Crowell had to apologize for a rather tasteless social media post.

The NFL star shared an image of a cop getting his throat slashed by someone wearing a mask following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile last week. His post went up before 5 officers were killed in Dallas.

He’s since apologized, but the Cleveland police don’t feel that’s enough and have threatened to pull their protection from the Browns’ stadium this season.

via TMZ:

Stephen Loomis, President of Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, thinks the “store-bought apology” isn’t enough. “He needs to go to Dallas, help the families who lost their loved ones last week, write them a check, look them in the eyes and give a heartfelt apology.”

Loomis says Crowell’s post was as “offensive as putting a picture of historical African-American men being hung from a tree in the 60s.” He adds that if Crowell doesn’t go to Dallas and make a donation, “I will pull Cleveland officers, sheriffs, state troopers out of First Energy Stadium this season if he doesn’t make it right.”

As for Crowell admitting he was wrong and acted out of rage — Loomis says, “You’re a grown ass man, and you claim you were too emotional to know it was wrong? Think we’ll accept your apology? Kiss my ass.” 

Crowell did meet with Cleveland’s police chief, but Loomis isn’t satisfied. He’s demanding the Browns and/or the NFL drop the hammer.

As police officers — isn’t the job to protect and serve the PUBLIC? So, because this man made a poor choice they’re willing to put an entire stadium at risk? Alright.

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