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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Packers running back AJ Dillon have received an apology from the Green Bay Police Chief for the way the officer treated him during an exhibition football game at Lambeau Stadium.

Chris Davis issued the apology Friday and said the police department directed “appropriate corrective action” to the officer involved while completing an internal review of the July 23 incident.

Post the video on social media Dillon showed up in the end zone to greet the fans in the stands during a football match between Bayern Munich and Manchester City. Dillon looked like he was about to do a lambo jump in the crowd when the video showed an officer grab him by the back of his collar and push him.

After fans booed and Dillon seemed to offer an explanation, the officer let Dillon jump into the stands.

Davis said in a statement It “holds two allegations of violation of GBPD policy by the officer involved and directed appropriate corrective action to be taken”. Davis said the department does not provide additional details about personnel matters “in respect of the employee’s due process rights.”

His statement did not name the officer involved.

“I apologize to Mr. Dillon for the way he was treated,” Davis said. “We value 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 police service.”

Al-Hazmon issued a statement expressing their appreciation for the police department’s follow-up on the matter.

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“We respect their process of reviewing the situation and its conclusions,” Packers said. “We value our partnership with the department and appreciate everything they do in working with the Packers to ensure public safety at Lambeau Field events, including the games.

“In addition, we appreciate AJ Dillon’s professionalism in handling this matter.”

When the video was circulated on social media, Dillon posted a statement giving his version of the incident and describing it as “just miscommunication between the parties”.

“GBPolice are amazing people and I’m glad we hosted them for our games to keep us safe,” Dillon tweeted At the time “Standing there in the pouring rain with all these people, it’s hard to tell what’s going on with just one person. Things are good.”

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