On Sunday, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins walked onto the field wearing a black shirt over his jersey in protest of recent Ohio police shootings that read, "Justice For Tamir Rice And John Crawford III."
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams responded on Tuesday with a statement saying that an apology from Hawkins and the Browns wasn't necessary.
"It is important to note that the comments made by Mr. Folmer do not represent the views of the Cleveland Division of Police. The Division of Police respects the rights of individuals to peacefully demonstrate their personal views and opinions. Mr. Hawkins was certainly well within his rights to express his views and no apology is necessary."