Isaiah Crowell, a running back for the Cleveland Browns, released a statement on Monday apologizing for an illustration he shared on Instagram that went viral.
Crowell said in the statement that last week was "emotional" and "difficult." He said he posted the image "in the midst of that emotion that I shouldn't have and immediately removed it."
Crowell acknowledged in the statement that he made a poor decision and apologized for the mistake.
See the full statement below.
— Isaiah Crowell (@IsaiahCrowell34) July 11, 2016
According to SportingNews, the image showed a graphic illustration of a police officer having his throat slit open by a hooded figure. The caption on the image read, "Mood: They give polices all type of weapons and they continuously choose to kill us...#Weak."
WARNING: This link contains a graphic image. View the original image here, reshared on Twitter by CLEsportsTalk.
Crowell posted the illustration just days after a shooting in Dallas that left 5 police officers dead.