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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Rams, Police Differ On Ferguson Gesture Apology

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis Rams official and a county police chief differed Monday about whether the team had apologized for the actions of five players who raised their hands during pregame festivities in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters.

Kevin Demoff, the executive vice president of football operations for the Rams, denied in an email to the Associated Press that he'd apologized.

"I expressed regret for any perceived disrespect of law enforcement," Demoff said. "Our players' goal was to show support for positive change in our community. I do believe that supporting our players' First Amendment rights and supporting local law enforcement are not mutually exclusive."



Anonymous said...

Supporting positive change means supporting officer Wilson.
One less thug racist on the street.

Anonymous said...

so let's all show support for Officer Wilson by boycotting the NFL and more specifically, the St. Louis Rams. Don't watch any games or buy any merchandise!

Anonymous said...

Let's show these "star" athelets that without fan support they are NOTHING!!!

Anonymous said...

I watch sports BECAUSE there are no politics there, only team against team or one competing against other competitors.

I guess that just scratched at least the Rams off the list.

Anonymous said...

Ditto 5:45. Unless they fire those racist players I'm through with them as well. They have to think responsibly before they do stupid things!!!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if an apology would have been demanded had the police department made a play on the robbery aspect of this CRIME...this is such a farce--it's time to move on. People are sick of criminals getting attention. Go somewhere else and play children--we are uninterested.

Anonymous said...

I thought the NFL had better control of their employees who by the way are supported by we the fans.