Browns RB Crowell apologizes for Instagram drawing

Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell runs the ball during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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BEREA, Ohio (AP) Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell has apologized for posting a drawing on Instagram last week showing a police officer getting his throat slashed.

Crowell posted the drawing after men in Louisiana and Minnesota were shot and killed by police. He subsequently deleted the post, but a screenshot continued to be circulated on social media, prompting his apology Monday in which he called it ''an extremely poor decision.''

Five police officers were killed in a sniper attack in Dallas last Thursday night at a protest over the two deaths. Seven other officers and two civilians were wounded.

Crowell had 706 yards rushing and four touchdowns for Cleveland last year. The former Alabama State star has totaled 1,313 yards rushing and 12 TDs in two seasons with the Browns.