Saying he wanted people to hear his voice and see his face, Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell posted a video on his Facebook page apologizing again for his social media post related to the police killings last week in Louisiana and Minnesota.
Here is the transcript of the one-minute, 37-second statement from Crowell:
"I wanted you to hear my voice and see my face and understand that I'm sorry.
"Last week, like so many others, I was frustrated and upset about what's going on in our country. I've had friends and family members that's dealing with violence. I've seen violence throughout the country, and I'm really just emotional about it.
"And during that emotion I did something that I wish I could take back. I posted a really disgusting, bad picture, and I took it down immediately because I knew I was wrong. Nobody had to tell me to take it down. Not my PR, agent or the Browns had to tell me to take it down because I knew I was wrong.
"I'm sorry, and I hope that you will understand that that's not who I am. I would never wish violence on anyone, especially a police officer.
"I'm sorry to all the Browns fans, all the people who support my career, and all the kids out there who look up to me. And most of all, all the good police officers who are out there protecting us every day.
"By posting that picture I became part of the problem. I don't want to be part of the problem, I want to be part of the solution. And to back that up, my first game check is going to the Dallas Fallen Officers Foundation.
"Also, I'm committed to doing whatever I can to create open dialogue between my communities and the police who serve them.
"I know this may 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."