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Though Twitter is usually slow on a Saturday night in the middle of July, the George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict drew the world to social media.
NFL players, in the final two weeks of their summer vacation before training camp starts, seemed to send out the most controversial tweets reacting to the verdict. Victor Cruz and Tyrann Mathieu sent out tweets that they would later delete, while Roddy White apologized for his reaction, but kept his tweet up on his feed.
All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) July 14, 2013
"@Mathieu_Era: Damn make you wanna scream free Aaron Hernandez.." stay in school kids. Educate yourselves.— Eytan Shander (@Shander_NBC) July 14, 2013
Not all NFL players reacted outrageously to the verdict. Many Patriots players tweeted out their disappointment without going to the extreme.
UNBELIEVABLE!!!! THAT'S BREATHTAKING!!!!— LeGarrette Blount (@...
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White tweeted some inflammatory thoughts on the George Zimmerman verdict.
After last night’s not guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin case down in Florida, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White tweeted that the jury should go home and kill themselves.
Roughly 12 hours later, White apologized by posting the tweet below.
I understand my tweet last nite was extreme. I never meant for the people to do that. I was shocked and upset about the verdict. I am sorry...
Last night the United States' legal system sent shockwaves across the country when George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges arising from the death of Travon Martin. Naturally, there were plenty of angry tweets. Falcons receiver Roddy White was among those outraged that took to Twitter.
******* Zimmerman got away with murder today wow what kind of world do we live...
Similar to Victor Cruz, Roddy White had an opinion on George Zimmerman being found innocent of the murder of Trayvon Martin.
Unlike Cruz, White was a little more graphic in what he wanted to happen.
I am going to assume he was speaking figuratively not literally, but it shows you the anger about the verdict has reached everybody including athletes.
Victor Cruz was among the first to send out a questionable tweet after the Zimmerman verdict was announced and Roddy White got in on the action:
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White vented big-time on Twitter over the George Zimmerman verdict of innocence, and later apologized.
The Trayvon Martin verdict was put out there into the universe this evening...
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Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White sent off this gem:
All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid
Decide for yourself how you fall on the trial of George...
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Immediately following the verdict in the George Zimmerman Murder trial, social media reactions were rampant and overflowing with outrage. Among the voices of those expressing indignation were athletes. While some athletes such as Chris Paul and Stephen Curry were thoughtful in their response to the news, others were not. Two athletes in particular, Victor...
Three pretty prominent NFL players made some controversial tweets about the George Zimmerman trial and then went on to delete those tweets afterwards. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has been known for his controversial tweets, and Saturday night was no exception as he suggested the jurors kill themselves.
Someone obviously told Roddy to clean up his Twitter feed because...