Green Bay Police Chief apologizes to Packers’ AJ Dillon for encounter

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The Green Bay Police Chief has apologized to Packers running back AJ Dillon for the actions of one of his officers during an exhibition football game at Lambeau Field in July.

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The department conducted an investigation into the events surrounding the officer’s push of Dillon and police chief Chris Davis said it found two violations of department policy. He said “appropriate corrective action” would be taken, but did not go into detail, citing the confidentiality of personnel matters.

“I apologize to Mr. Dillon for the way he was treated,” Davis said in a prepared statement. “We appreciate the strong relationship we have with the Packers organization, and the GBPD remains committed to working with them and the entire Green Bay community to provide the best and most professional policing service possible.”

The incident in question happened during a friendly match between Manchester City and Bayern Munich, the first ever football match at Lambeau Field.

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The video surfaced on social media showing Dillon on the pitch trying to perform a Lambeau Leap to entertain the crowd during a weather delay.

A policeman intervened, first grabbing him by the back of his collar to stop him from jumping out, then shoving Dillon aggressively as the running back offered an explanation.

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“Two security guards told me and helped me down to the field during the 30 minutes of rain, so I could do a flap jump and get the crowd going… I guess (the officer ) missed them telling me to get off,” Dillon wrote on Twitter following the incident.

“Just miscommunication between the parties, the @GBPolice are great people and I’m glad we have them there for our games to keep us safe. Standing in the pouring rain with all these people it’s hard to know what happens with just one. All good.”

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Dillon, 24, is in his third season with the Packers, who selected him in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. In 30 career games, he racked up 1,537 scrimmage yards and 10 total touchdowns.

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