CLEVELAND – There’s a disgusting, violent image working its way around social media. And it’s there because of an NFL player. Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell deleted an image he posted on Instagram showing a drawing of a policeman’s throat being slit. It depicts blood gushing out of the officer’s neck. It looks like ISIS terrorist “Jihadi John” beheading a hostage.
Would we really expect anything less from an NFL player? A member of an organization that routinely pardons absolves its members of assault and domestic abuse if the can play football well? The NFL doesn’t care what he does, as long as the money keeps coming in.
Looking back in 2011, he was the SEC Freshman of the Year at Georgia. He was dismissed from the team in the summer of 2012 when he was charged with felony weapons possession. The charges were later dropped.He transferred to Alabama State. He played there for two years. He then was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent in the summer of 2014.
The problems at Georgia appear to be his last brush with the law.
The NFL has been very strong about what a player should and shouldn’t do on social media. At the moment should Crowell do a very real and honestly apologetic, there expectation that the Browns will cut him.