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Heated Tweets Over Zimmerman Verdict Get NFL Players In Trouble

Victor Cruz tweet on Zimmerman verdict.

Some NFL players told the world exactly what they thought of the Zimmerman verdict over Twitter and their heated words got them in trouble.

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz, tweeted and then deleted an ominous comment directed at Zimmerman which read,

“Zimmerman doesn’t last a year til the hood catches up to him.”

Others also had some choice words to mark the verdict in the murder case in which Zimmerman was on trial for second degree murder charges in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White didn’t back down from his tweet and was also barraged. He used profanities to refer to the former neighborhood watchman.

He was forced to apologize, but did not delete his tweets, showing a bit more of back bone than Cruz did.

“All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid.”

The heated tweets over the Zimmerman verdict reflected what millions felt after the news that the jury in the case had acquitted him of all charges.

Social media has become the place to go and vent one’s frustrations, this case was racially charged due to the fact that the murder victim, Trayvon Martin was black and Zimmerman was accused by prosecutors of racial profiling.

But speaking your mind in these instances can get you in a boat load of trouble, especially when you are a public figure, as is the case with the NFL players.

The NFL doesn’t need anymore bad news at the moment, while it is still trying to come to terms with the shocking murder charges against New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Here are the Roddy White tweets from Saturday night.

White was forced to apologize on Sunday, whether on his own or because his PR team or football team made him do it.

What do you think of the tweets about the Zimmerman verdict from NFL players? Too violent in nature or justified?

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6 Responses to “Heated Tweets Over Zimmerman Verdict Get NFL Players In Trouble”

  1. Anonymous

    I is neegeared out. Lets send them back to Afreaka. Look at the population mess that dope Abe Lincolon gave us.

  2. Anonymous

    I is neegeared out. Lets send them back to Afreaka. Look at the population mess that dope Abe Lincolon gave us.

  3. Wolff Bachner

    Maybe they should be a little more aware that one of their own players is under indictment for assassinating one of his friends.

  4. Von Stoobing

    I wonder if Roddy White would have felt the same about the Jurors in OJ's case when they acquitted a murderer… just sayin…. so goes American "Justice". The problem with out "Justice" system is that verdicts are decided by people too stupid to get out of Jury duty in the first place…

  5. Ingrid Ericsen

    Funny how these same RACIST'S would have been singing the praises of the jurors had they convicted George Zimmerman. Btw, George is no more a "white" man than our President is. Both are half "white" yet Obama's only considered a "black" man, NEVER a "white" man or even a mix. So why isn't Zimmerman considered a Latino or a mix?
    I think it's because the color "white" makes for a better soap box pitch (for all the Al Sharpton wannbe racist rants!) than a Latino or mix would. So obvious….. and pathetic. Even without seeing all the evidence that the rest of us got to see, the jury still voted NOT GUILTY. They based their UNANIMOUS decision on expert testimony and concrete (no pun intended) evidence! NOT media drama and emotionally charged racist rants.

  6. Anonymous

    The black leadership in America bears some responsibility in the death of Travon Martin. It was the racism and racial bias perpetuated by these leaders, including Jackson, Sharpton and the NAACP, and the anger in many African Americans communities that it fuels, that caused Travon Martin to inject his racial hatred, creepy ass cracker, and savagely beat George Zimmerman to the point that he felt his life was in serious jeopardy and that he must use deadly force to protect himself. This is what they fuel and they must be held accountable.