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Does Crowell’s apology change your mind?

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It’s been an interesting week for Isaiah Crowell and the Browns’ PR team.

The third-year Browns running back caused an uproar earlier this week over a deleted Instagram picture showing a person killing a police officer with a knife. Crowell then apologized, but the Browns urged the back to do more to resolve the problem.

Crowell responded by agreeing to donate his first game check of the 2016 season (about a $35,000 value) to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation today, according to the AP and PFT.

In a Facebook video, Crowell told the organization, "I know this might not change your mind about me, and I know I can't take the post back, but I'm sorry and moving forward I'm committed to being part of the solution.”

The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, headed by president Steve Loomis, accepted the apology in response.

Yesterday, following Crowell’s first apology, we ran a poll asking how the Browns should handle Crowell. Here are the results:

As you can see above, nearly half voted to cut Crowell, regardless of his apology. Nearly a quarter of the respondents voted the other way, to keep and help him.

Personally, I found the post to be absolutely awful, but I don’t believe the Browns should cut him. A man has a right to free speech, and to express a political opinion, no matter how reprehensible it is. Plus, Crowell does seem to truly regret his actions.

What do you think? Does Crowell’s apology and donation change your mind? Let us know in the comments section below.