Police launch review after officer grabbed A.J. Dillon by his collar in Bayern v Man City game


Green Bay police launch review after video emerges of an officer GRABBING Packers running back A.J. Dillon by the back of his collar as he entertained fans in a rain delay during Man City’s Saturday night friendly vs. Bayern Munich

  • In a now viral video, A.J. Dillon was grabbed by a police officer after trying to get the Lambeau Field crowd excited in a rain delay in Bayern Munich vs. Man City
  • Dillon said that the incident only happened because of a miscommunication 
  • But Green Bay police are reviewing the incident to understand what happened 

Green Bay police say their internal affairs department is conducting a review after a video on social media showed an officer grabbing Packers running back A.J. Dillon during a Saturday night soccer match at Lambeau Field.

Video posted on social media showed Dillon in the end zone greeting fans in the stands during the exhibition match between Bayern Munich and Manchester City. 

Dillon appeared to be on the verge of doing a Lambeau leap into the crowd when the video showed an officer grabbing him by the back of his collar and giving him a shove.

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 to gain attention on social media, Dillon tweeted out his account of what happened.

Green Bay police is conducting a review after a video on social media showed an officer grabbing Packers running back A.J. Dillon

The incident occurred at Lambeau Field where Bayern Munich played Manchester City in a soccer friendly on Saturday night

The incident occurred at Lambeau Field where Bayern Munich played Manchester City in a soccer friendly on Saturday night

‘It is clear that there was a miscommunication between the officer and Mr. Dillon,’ Green Bay police chief Chris Davis said Monday in a statement. 

‘The Green Bay Police Department appreciates the perspective and supportive words from Mr. Dillon. The Green Bay Police Department Professional Standards/Internal Affairs Division has initiated a review of this incident.’

Davis’ statement didn’t identify the officer shown on the video.

Dillon said on social media that a couple of security officials had helped him come down to the field during a rain delay in Saturday’s soccer match so that he could do a Lambeau leap to excite the crowd.

‘I’m assuming (the officer) missed them telling me to come down,’ Dillon said.

In a later tweet, Dillon described the incident as ‘just miscommunication between parties.’ 

‘The (at)GBPolice are great people and I’m glad we have them down for our games to keep us safe,’ Dillon said. 

Dillon appeared to play the incident down when he took to social media in the aftermath

Dillon appeared to play the incident down when he took to social media in the aftermath

‘Standing there in the pouring rain with all those people, it’s hard to know what’s going on with just one. All good.’

When he was asked about the incident Monday after the Packers’ annual shareholders meeting, team president/CEO Mark Murphy called it ‘obviously a very unfortunate situation that occurred.’

The game itself ended 1-0 to Man City with new signing Erling Haaland scoring the decisive goal just 12 minutes into the match. 

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