Outrageous: NFL Player Posts, Removes Pic of Cop with Throat Slit [VIDEOS]
July 11, 2016
An NFL football player just ramped up the hate on his Instagram account earlier today when he posted a very graphic image of a police officer being slaughtered.
Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell posted an illustration of an officer getting his throat cut, Jihadi John style. He quickly removed it, but as we know, the internet never forgets, especially if you’re an NFL player.
Here’s the deleted image, uncensored.
After removing it, Crowell posted this apology at Twitter.
— Isaiah Crowell (@IsaiahCrowell34) July 11, 2016
The Cleveland Browns issued a statement:
“We have spoken to Isaiah regarding his extremely disturbing and unacceptable social media decision. 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.”
Yeah, I’d say an apology is insufficient. Will the Browns fire him? Probably not. NFL teams tend not to fire their bad boys, only give them a slap on the wrist and tell them go and sin no more.
Fortunately, not all NFL players are this brazen. Last year, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman — well-known as a trash talker on the field — said in a press conference that maybe Black Lives Matter should focus on the violence endemic in so many black communities. “I don’t think any time’s a time to call out for an all-out war against police or any race of people,” he said. He added:
“I think that’s the point we need to get to is that we need to deal with our own internal issues before we move forward and start pointing fingers and start attacking other people. We need to solidify ourselves as people and deal with our issues, because I think as long as we have black-on-black crime and, you know, one black man killing another. If black lives matter, then it should matter all the time.”
Then there’s the example of Benjamin Watson, a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens and an outspoken Christian. He was addressed on Twitter by a person upset at the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile on social media.
“#PhilandoCastile #AltonSterling I’m weeping. I’m praying,” said the poster. “I want to act. I need to be led. Help me.”
Watson replied, “Mourn w/ those who mourn. Pray for wisdom, understanding and opportunity to engage/challenge those in your sphere.”
After the deaths of the five police officers in Dallas, Watson wrote at Facebook:
“May God comfort the city of Dallas, these hurting families and the extended family of law enforcement throughout our country. You are appreciated. I humbly ask that those who know the Lord get on their knees with me for the next 5 minutes and pray for our country. We need Him now.”
It’s good to see there are men of character playing professional sports. Perhaps they can inspire other young black Americans to reconsider and reject the violence inherent in the Black Lives Matter movement.
As for Isaiah Crowell, he should think before posting another outrageous picture on social media. And then he should focus on what he’s being paid the Big Bucks to do, and that’s to help the Browns end the regular season with a better win-loss record than last year’s 3-13.
Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!
If a white man posted a pics doing that to a black man…
That moron should be suspended…..
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