The Cleveland Brown’s running back, Isaiah Crowell is poised for a larger role in the team, but drawing in controversy after sharing a highly insensitive post on Instagram isn’t one of them.
Isaiah Crowell’s first 1,000-yard season of his career could be imminent, but says he had been running high on emotions following the violence and protests against police brutality.
The senseless deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota were said to have triggered his anger, and prompted him to post a photo showing a man dressed in black with a hood slitting a cop’s throat.
Isaiah Crowell added a caption that read, “Mood: They give police all types of weapons and they continuously choose to kill us… #Weak
It comes a bit hypocritical, as Crowell is not reputed to be a peacemaker himself. He was arrested back in June 2012 for felony weapons charges, possession of a weapon in a school zone and possession of a firearm with an altered identification, and the misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed firearm.
Isaiah Crowell has a list of disciplinary actions, which includes substance abuse violations.
In response to his Instagram post, the president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, Stephen Loomis has threatened to pull out officers from working on the Browns’ home games, out of the First Energy Stadium.
The Cleveland Browns management condemns Isaiah Crowell’s actions but has not cut ties with him. He has apologized to the police for the insensitivity of his actions, and described it an “extremely poor decision.”
“Last week was an 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,” Isaiah Crowell stated in his apology.
“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.” He added.
Still apparently pissed for his actions, Loomis replied, “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 a**.”
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