(WTNH)– Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell has apologized for posting an Instagram of a drawing of a police officer getting his throat slashed last week.
According to the Ledgar-Enquirer, Crowell posted the drawing last Wednesday after Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota were killed by police officers.
Crowell wrote the caption “They give police all types of weapons and they continually choose to kill us….#Weak.”
Posted and then deleted from Isaiah Crowell’s Instagram. pic.twitter.com/5gquTsL1Qc
– CST (@CLEsportsTalk) July 11, 2016
The photo was posted before five police officers were killed in Dallas. While Crowell subsequently deleted the post, screenshots were circulated on social media.
The NFL and The Browns released statements criticizing Crowell for the Instagram.
The Browns’ statement read”
“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 difference after a very negative and impactful post.”
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said:
“The image was inappropriate and insensitive. He realized this, took down the post and has since apologized.”
On Monday night, Crowell took to twitter to write an apology where he explained that he made an “extremely poor decision” and “apologizes for that mistake and for offending people.”
– Isaiah Crowell (@IsaiahCrowell34) July 11, 2016