Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Rams executive denies apologizing to police for Ferguson protest by four players: Report

After five St. Louis Rams teammates joined in a "hands up, don't shoot" Ferguson protest before Sunday's home game at the Edward Jones Dome, a team executive appeared to apologize to police for the controversial moment.

But that executive, VP of football operations Kevin Demoff, later denied he said he was sorry.

The Rams issued a statement later on Tuesday to say there were "positive discussions" with Belmar and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Sam Dotson, though as FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo pointed out, there was no "apology" mentioned:

The original report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch included an email from St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar in which he said Demoff "[took] the opportunity to apologize to our department on behalf of the Rams for the 'Hands Up' gesture that some players took the field with yesterday."

On Tuesday, the NFL said the four players wouldn't be disciplined for their actions. So don't expect this issue to just go away.

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