Rams, Police Differ on Ferguson Protest Apology

Dec 2, 2014 4:40 AM

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

The Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar told his staff by email Monday that Kevin Demoff, executive vice president of football operations for the Rams, called "to apologize to our department" for the action before kickoff Sunday.

Demoff later denied he apologized, but a police sergeant said the chief interpreted the call to be an apology.

The players won't face discipline for Sunday's "Hands up. Don't Shoot!" protest. The action stemmed from a grand jury's decision a week ago not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.


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