Browns running back Isaiah Crowell, whose inflammatory social-media post depicting violence against police prompted a threat from the local law enforcement union to boycott his team’s game, continues to seek redemption and enlightenment in the wake of the incident.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Crowell attended the funeral of Patrick Zamarripa, one of the five officers killed in Dallas earlier this month. Sergeant Demetrick Pennie, the president of the Dallas Fallen Officers Foundation, spent eight hours with Crowell on Saturday.
“I am confident that the policing community now has a supporter in Mr. Crowell,” Pennie wrote on Facebook. “Personally, I would like to commend Isaiah Crowell for the courage of principled accountability.”
After Crowell’s apology for posting an image of a police officer’s throat being slashed, the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association demanded more. Crowell then promised to donate his first game check of the 2016 season to the Dallas Fallen Officers Foundation.