Dawg fans remember Isaiah Crowell as the troubled RB from a couple of years ago. He showed tremendous promise for the Dawgs and then got into trouble. After a great breakout year in 2011, Crowell was arrested on felony weapons charges on June 29, 2012. He was then dismissed from the UGA program and enrolled at Alabama State for two years before moving on to the NFL.
Crowell made news again this week by posting an extremely offensive Instagram post only days after the Dallas police shootings.
Here’s the Instagram post (and yes, we edited the image to cover up the graphic portion, we will not post the original image):
And it got 33 “likes”?
Needless to say, Crowell is receiving a backlash this morning that could end his career. Athletes all over are sharing their thoughts on social media, but Crowell took that to another level.
The fact that this took place at all, much less a few days after the murder of the five police officers in Dallas, in greatly disturbing.
Crowell has been blasted on Twitter by Browns’ fans and football fans in general.
He issued this apology yesterday:
“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. 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.
My values and beliefs do not match that image. I am outraged and upset by the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile along with so many others. I am also outraged and saddened by the attacks in Dallas and the deaths of the 5 honorable police officers (Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson and Patrick Zamarripa) who were providing protection while trying to keep peace.
We have to be better as a society, it’s not about color, it’s about what’s right and wrong. I was very wrong in posting that image. Every single life matters, every death as a result of violence should be treated with equal outrage and penalty.”
It may be too little too late, as many Browns’ fans are calling for his immediate dismissal from the team.