Green Bay Police apologized to Packers running back AJ Dillon for the way he was treated during a football game in July.
Dillon was pushed by a police officer on the sidelines, while Dillon expected to execute a Lambeau Leap during a rain delay in the dispute between Manchester City and FC Bayern.
“I upheld two allegations of violations of GBPD policy by the officer involved and ordered that appropriate corrective action be taken,” Police Chief Chris Davis said in a statement released Friday via ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky. “We do not provide further details on personnel matters out of respect for the employee’s due process rights.”
Whatever the consequences for the employee, the police department expressed remorse to Dillon.
“I apologize to Mr. Dillon for the way he was treated,” Davis added. “We appreciate the strong relationship we have with the Packers organization, and GBPD remains committed to working with them along with the entire Green Bay community to provide the best and most professional law enforcement service possible.”
According to Demovsky, the Packers acknowledged the police department’s apology in a statement released Friday.
“We appreciate the Green Bay Police Department’s follow-up to the interaction that took place at the July 23 football game at Lambeau Field,” the Packers said. “We respect the process of reviewing the situation and its conclusions. We value our partnership with the Department and appreciate all they do in working with the Packers to ensure public safety at Lambeau Field events, including game days. In addition, we appreciate AJ Dillon’s professionalism in handling the matter.”
So that’s the end of the thing we didn’t even know still existed, largely because Dillon seemed to have no problem with the situation.