St. Louis County police and the Rams are at odds Monday night over whether a team official apologized for the “hands up-don’t shoot” gesture performed by five players before Sunday’s game.
St. Louis County Police Sgt. Shawn McGuire confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Monday night that Kevin Demoff, the Rams’ executive vice president of football operations and chief operating officer, apologized for the players’ actions. The apology was first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
According to the Post-Dispatch, county police chief Jon Belmar sent his staff a memo in which he detailed a call from Demoff, in which Belmar said Demoff “regretted that any members of the Ram’s organization would act in a way that minimized the outstanding work that police officers and departments carry out each and every day.”
Earlier Monday, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher told reporters that Demoff had met with St. Louis law enforcement, but directed any questions about the franchise’s response to the players’ gesture to Demoff, who has not been made available for interviews… see more