Posted July 14, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Victor Cruz
TEAMS: New York Giants
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has apologized for a message he sent on Twitter in the wake of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Cruz sent a series of tweets Sunday calling his message from a night earlier a ''mistake,'' adding that he ''never will advocate violence under any circumstances.'' The original message has since been deleted. ''I apologize, that's why I deleted it,'' one of Cruz's messages says. ''I believe conversation not confrontation leads to change and progress.'' Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch volunteer, was acquitted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin after a three-week trial in Florida. Cruz recently signed a five-year contract extension with the Giants reportedly worth $43 million.
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