Packers’ AJ Dillon caught by officer at football game, Green Bay police review video

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Green Bay Police say their Internal Affairs Department is conducting a review after video on social media showed an officer grabbing Packers running back AJ Dillon during a Saturday night football game in Lambeau. Field.

Video posted on social media showed Dillon in the end zone waving to supporters in the stands during the exhibition match between FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City FC. Dillon appeared about to do a Lambeau leap into the crowd when video showed an officer grabbing him by the back of the neck and shoving him.

After fans booed and Dillon appeared to offer an explanation, the officer backed off and allowed Dillon to jump into the stands. When the video started gaining attention on social media, Dillon tweeted his account of what happened.

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AJ Dillon #28 of the Green Bay Packers carries the ball against the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at Ford Field on January 09, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan.
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“It is clear that there was a miscommunication between the officer and Mr. Dillon,” Green Bay Police Chief Chris Davis said in a statement Monday. “The Green Bay Police Department appreciates Mr. Dillon’s perspective and words of support. The Green Bay Police Department’s Professional Standards/Internal Affairs Division has initiated a review of this incident.”

Davis’ statement did not identify the officer shown in the video.

Dillon said on social media that two security guards helped him down onto the field during a rain delay at Saturday’s football game so he could do a Lambeau jump to get the crowd excited.

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FILE - Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (28) is shown during the first half of an NFL <a class=football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona. Arizona.”/>

FILE – Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon (28) is shown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona. Arizona.
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“I guess (the officer) missed them telling me to get down,” Dillon said.

In a subsequent tweet, Dillon described the incident as “just miscommunication between the parties.”

“The @GBPolice are great people and I’m glad we have them for our games to keep us safe,” Dillon said. “Standing in the pouring rain with all these people, it’s hard to know what’s going on with just one. It’s all good.”

FILE - AJ Dillon of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with fans after rushing for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis.

FILE – AJ Dillon of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with fans after rushing for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis.
(AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)

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When asked about the incident on Monday after the Packers’ annual shareholders meeting, team president and CEO Mark Murphy called it “obviously a very unfortunate situation that has happened.” is produced”.