The Browns have no plans to cut Isaiah Crowell, but they made it clear that actions must speak louder than words when it comes to his apology for an Instagram post depicting a police officer being stabbed in the neck by a person in a black hood.
Crowell posted the photo on Wednesday after the fatal shooting of two black men by police, one in Minnesota and one in Louisiana. But he took it down after a few minutes and issued an apology Monday through the Browns.
With racial tensions running high in the country in the wake of the fatal shootings of five police officers in Dallas on Thursday many fans and some media, including ESPNCleveland's Bruce Hooley, have called for Crowell's immediate dismissal by the Browns.
They currently have no plans to do that, but stressed in a statement that he must back up his words with action.
Crowell came into the league with various off-the-field missteps and he showed poor judgment here. It appears that the team is going to stand behind him for now, though the Cleveland PD has threatened to boycott Browns games if Crowell doesn't "make it right."