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St. Louis Rams Apologize to Police for ‘Hands Up’ Gesture (UPDATE: Or Not…)

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar sent out an email tonight saying he’d received an apology from St. Louis Rams vice president of football operations Kevin Demoff for players making the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture last night.

Belmar said, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, that Demoff spoke directly with him and wanted to “apologize to our department on behalf of the Rams for the ‘Hands Up’ gesture that some players took the field with yesterday.”

He said that Demoff “clearly regretted” the implication anyone in the Rams would “minimize the outstanding work that police officers and departments carry out each and every day.”

The St. Louis Police Officers Association had wanted the Rams players disciplined, but the NFL made it clear today they wouldn’t be doing that.

Update- 10:55 pm EST: There is now a bit of a snag in all this. It turns out that Demoff did say a lot to Belmar, but not an apology:

You can watch the original Rams video here, via CBS Sports:

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