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Browns RB Isaiah Crowell Apologizes For Post, Team Says It's Not Enough


Isaiah Crowell is in deep trouble with the Browns.

The Cleveland running back recently took to social media to give his thoughts on the issues going on in the news. Crowell posted, and later deleted, an image of a police officer getting his throat slashed with a caption that read, "They give police all types of weapons and they continually choose to kill us...#Weak."

On Monday the image started to go viral and he quickly issued an apology.

"Last week was emotional and difficult week as we saw extreme acts of violence against black men across our country as well as against police officers in Dallas. I posted an image to Instagram in the midst of that emotion that I shouldn't have and immediately removed it. It was an extremely poor decision and I apologize for that mistake and for offending people. My value and beliefs do not match that image. I am outraged and upset by the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile along with so many others. I am also outraged and saddened by the attacks in Dallas and the deaths of the five honorable police officers who were providing protection while trying to keep peace. 

We have to be better as a society, it's not about color, it's about what's right and wrong. I was very wrong in posting that image. Every single life matters, every death as a result of violence should be treated with equal outrage and penalty."

Crowell, entering his third year with the Browns, will have to do more than just issue an apology. The organization says that he'll have to back it up with action by making a "positive difference."

"We have spoken to Isaiah regarding his extremely disturbing and unacceptable social media decision," the Browns said in a statement. "It was completely inappropriate and we have made him aware of our high level of disappointment. Isaiah has apologized but also knows that just an apology is insufficient and that he must take steps to make a positive different after a very negative and impactful post."

Fans were calling for his dismissal, but further punishment by the team remains to be seen.