The St. Louis County cheap jerseys police chief said he received a call Monday from Kevin Demoff, the Rams vice president of football operations, to apologize for the actions of five players that made a statement in support of protesters in Ferguson, Mo. during pregame introductions on cheap jerseys paypal Sunday.
Demoff says he did no such thing.
Rams tight end Jared Cook and receivers Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey and Chris Givens raised their hands in pregame introductions before their game with the Oakland Raiders. The St. Louis Police Officers Association was “profoundly disappointed” with the gesture made by the Rams players and called for the Rams and the NFL to discipline the players and wanted them to give “a very public cheap jerseys canada apology.”
The NFL said Monday they would not discipline the players involves for the act.
According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Police Chief Jon Belmarsent an email Monday night to his staff after receiving what he believed to be an cheap football jerseys apology from Demoff for the actions of Cook, Britt, Austin, Bailey and Givens on Sunday.
“I received a very nice call this morning from Mr. Kevin Demoff of the St. Louis Rams who wanted to take the opportunity to apologize to our department on behalf of the cheap sports jerseys Rams for the “Hands Up” gesture that some players took the field with yesterday,” Belmar wrote in the email.
“Mr. Demoff clearly regretted that any members of the Rams organization would act in a way that minimized the outstanding work that police officers and departments carry out each and every day. My impression of the call was that it was heartfelt and I assured him that I would share it with my staff.”
Demoff later told Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com that he never apologized for his players’ actions in the discussions with the police departments.
“In those conversations, I expressed regret that players actions were construed negatively against law enforcement,” Demoff said.
“At no time in any of the conversations did I apologize for the actions of our players. [The Rams] do believe it is possible to support both our players’ first amendment rights and the efforts of local law enforcement to make this a better community.”
The St. Louis County Police Department then took to social media to cheap replica jerseys express their views of the conversations.