The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association didn’t care much for the initial apology offered by Browns running back Isaiah Crowell for posting an image of violence against a police officer on social media, which prompted a threat to refuse to work at the team’s home games. The police union has accepted Crowell’s second apology, which includes the donation of a game check to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation.
“I appreciate the apology and we accept it,” CPPA president Stephen Loomis told TMZ. “People are allowed to make mistakes in life. Our problem was that first apology. It wasn’t sincere. But Isaiah stepped up to the plate to make a personal apology, and we definitely appreciate his donation to the Fallen Officers Foundation.”
That’s good news for the Browns organization, especially as it relates to the 10 games to be played in Cleveland this year.
“I’m glad we didn’t have to go the route of boycotting Browns games. We would not have enjoyed that. We wanted to give Isaiah the opportunity to make things right, and he did.”
It’s unclear whether a boycott would have worked, since individual officers may have decided not to turn down the assignment of working Browns games. Regardless, it won’t get to that point.