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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 this morning he issued an apology.
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.
— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) July 14, 2013
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz also chimed in with a tweet he quickly deleted as well.
My tweet last night was my initial interpretation of the reaction I was reading on twitter.I immediately realized my tweet was a mistake and
— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) July 14, 2013
I apologize, that's why I deleted it. I believe conversation not confrontation leads to change and progre...
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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...
Victor Cruz sent a controversial tweet after the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial was announced, and he later deleted the tweet.
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.
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I don’t run from my feelings Juan…
Last night was emotional for a lot of people, but when you are a professional athlete with the following of Roddy White it might be better to not go overboard with your feelings.
After this tweet was RT’s thousands of time and Roddy was called out by just about everyone, he sent out another tweet.
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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz was one of those people. His tweet held a pretty grim prediction for what could...
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Over the weekend, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz tweeted that the “hood” will catch up to George Zimmerman after he was found innocent after killing 17 year-old Trayvon Martin last year.
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