The NFL will not fine the
"We respect and understand the concerns of all individuals who have expressed views on this tragic situation," league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email.
Asked about the gesture after the game, Rams Coach
"I didn't know anything about it," he said. "I was still in the tunnel."
The St. Louis Police Officers Assn. issued a statement calling the gesture by the players "tasteless, offensive, and inflammatory," and asked for an apology from the Rams and the NFL.
The statement read, in part:
"The St. Louis Police Officers Association is profoundly disappointed with the members of the St. Louis Rams football team who chose to ignore the mountains of evidence released from the St. Louis County Grand Jury this week and engage in a display that police officers around the nation found tasteless, offensive, and inflammatory…"
Quoting SLPOA Business Manager Jeff Roorda the statement continued: "I'd remind the NFL and their players that it is not the violent thugs burning down buildings that buy their advertiser's products. It's cops and the good people of St. Louis and other NFL towns that do. Somebody needs to throw a flag on this play. If it's not the NFL and the Rams, then it'll be cops and their supporters."