Browns player apologizes for Instagram post: ‘I became part of the problem’

Isaiah Crowell posted the video Wednesday morning

Cleveland Browns player Isaiah Crowell apologizes for an Instagram post showing a police officer getting his throat cut.

BEREA, Ohio (WYTV) – Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell apologized for posting a drawing on Instagram last week showing a police officer getting his throat slashed, and now he is backing it up with a Facebook video for his fans.

Crowell posted the video Wednesday morning promising to donate his first game paycheck to the Fallen Officers Fund in Dallas, Texas.

“By posting that picture, I became part of the problem; I want to be part of the solution,” Crowell said. “I know this may not change your mind about me, and I can’t take the post back but I am sorry,”

Crowell posted the drawing after men in Louisiana and Minnesota were shot and killed by police. He subsequently deleted the post, but a screenshot continued to be circulated on social media, prompting his apology Monday in which he called it “an extremely poor decision.”

Five police officers were killed in a sniper attack in Dallas last Thursday night at a protest over the two deaths. Seven other officers and two civilians were wounded.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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