In following through with a promise he made during the summer, Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell donated his first paycheck of the season to the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation.
The sum of cash equates to just over $35,000 and is Crowell’s latest attempt to make it right after the Cleveland Browns’ running back posted an image on social media of a police officer being killed (more on that here).
Crowell, who also attended a funeral for one of the officers killed in July’s tragic shooting in Dallas, didn’t really want this to become public. His main thing was to follow through on a promise he made.
“I said I was going to do it and I wanted to follow through,” Crowell said, via Cleveland.com.
In issuing his apology for July’s insensitive post, Crowell had indicated he would donate his first paycheck.
At that point, Sergeant Demetrick Pennie, President of Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation, didn’t want the money. Instead, he simply urged Crowell to understand better the situation itself.
Now, nearly three months later, Pennie received the rather large check. Rather than tearing it up or sending it back to Crowell, he accepted it on the foundation’s behalf.
However disturbing the image Crowell posted might have been, we have to give him credit for learning from this mistake and working with local Dallas authorities.