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NFL Stars Feel Heat After Zimmerman Tweets
ABC News ^ | 7/14/13 | Andrew Springer

Posted on 07/14/2013 2:35:33 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

New York Giants star receiver Victor Cruz tweeted an ominous prediction for George Zimmerman shortly after Zimmerman was acquitted of murder, and then quickly deleted the tweet. And later apologized for it.

The NFL star tweeted to his more than 334,000 follwers, “Zimmerman doesn’t last a year til the hood catches up to him.” The tweet has since been deleted.

In a series of follow up tweets, the Giant said that his angry tweet was “my initial interpretation of the reaction I was reading on twitter.I immediately realized my tweet was a mistake and I apologize.”

Cruz was not the only football player to spark protest with a tweet about the Zimmerman trial verdict. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was also barraged after this tweet: All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid

Rather than deleting the tweet after a round of protests from the twittersphere, White defended his words in another tweet an hour later:
It's crazy how people on twitter want me to get in trouble for a tweet that they are retweeting because they want something to happen thanks

This morning, though, White tweeted 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.

Twitter saw a flood of passionate comments about the verdict. In the minutes following the announcement, tweets about the case shot to more than 47,800 TPM (tweets per minute) according to the ABC News Social Desk.

The total number of tweets about the verdict — more than 4.5 million — has surpassed the number of tweets about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Georgia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: atlanta; blackkk; falcons; florida; georgezimmerman; georgia; giants; newyork; nfl; roddywhite; thuggery; trayvonmartin; trayvonstroops; victorcruz; zimmerman
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Victor, Roddy, your "apologies" overloaded my bullsh*t sensors
1 posted on 07/14/2013 2:35:33 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

They should be banned from the NFL so they can make their living as the garden variety thugs they really are.

In the middle of te 67 riot in Detroit, Willie Horton left the ball bark and stood on the roof of his car in his Tiger uniform. He didn’t yell “Kill whitey” he begged the people to stop destroying their city and go home.


2 posted on 07/14/2013 2:39:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Suspend both these thug idiots, Goddell. You are pissing off your paying customers. The ones that actually pay for tickets, Sunday Ticket and big things from your sponsors. Enoughs enough.


3 posted on 07/14/2013 2:39:27 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Impala64ssa

“I am sorry.”

A.k.a I don’t want to lose money. I need it for my mansion, 12 cars, 7 child support checks(all different baby-mamas), and my 20 pit bulls.


4 posted on 07/14/2013 2:40:09 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Impala64ssa

What companies have Cruz as a paid sponsor. I recall Campbells, but there are two or three others.


5 posted on 07/14/2013 2:40:45 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: Impala64ssa

Living in the Atlanta area, I fired off a letter to the Falcons(for all it’s worth) stating I would never attend a Falcons game again as long as Roddy was a playa. I would also be busy persuading the rest of my family and friends to do the same.


6 posted on 07/14/2013 2:42:32 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Impala64ssa

Future anthropologists will identify “Tweets” as a marker of the demise of Western Civilization.


7 posted on 07/14/2013 2:42:58 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Impala64ssa

He only apologized after realizing that his little tweet went over like a fart in church.


8 posted on 07/14/2013 2:44:19 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Impala64ssa

As I said on another thread about Cruz, the wording sounded more like a comment than a threat. On a thread regarding thuggish misbehavior by law enforcement I said that if the behavior continued some LEOs may not come home from their shifts. Same deal, an observation, not a threat.


9 posted on 07/14/2013 2:44:28 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Suspend these POS’s Goddell


10 posted on 07/14/2013 2:45:24 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Impala64ssa
"In a series of follow up tweets, the Giant said that his angry tweet was “my initial interpretation of the reaction I was reading on twitter.I immediately realized my tweet was a mistake and I apologize.”"

Translation: "My "Creepy Ass Cracker" agent called to tell me that I just endangered that fat Contract he negotiated and I needed to do some serious CYAs and Mea Culpas or the money train was gonna get derailed and I be out of a job."

11 posted on 07/14/2013 2:45:30 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Impala64ssa

The NFL should slap them with big fines. Then people should boycott the thug league.


12 posted on 07/14/2013 2:45:58 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: cripplecreek

” Willie Horton ?”

That gave me pause1 Had to check. I guess there are/were more than one Willie Horton.


13 posted on 07/14/2013 2:46:08 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: cripplecreek

My how times have changed. Now they would participate in the riots.


14 posted on 07/14/2013 2:46:43 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Impala64ssa

Their agents probably contacted them the minute they became aware of their idiotic responses on social media.


15 posted on 07/14/2013 2:46:46 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Impala64ssa

Pro football is nothing but a gang of steer thugs. It’s time to stop watching. Not that I watch—but why support this America-bashing sport?


16 posted on 07/14/2013 2:48:20 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: ilgipper

Many whites have been fired for far less agregious comments, ie. Jimmy the Greek.


17 posted on 07/14/2013 2:48:40 PM PDT by doc
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To: Impala64ssa

To many ugly personalities in professional sports these days. Organizations should clean up their act, but it isn’t until a player is lead away in cuffs that any action is taken. Too bad, but I know they won’t miss my money.


18 posted on 07/14/2013 2:48:52 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Impala64ssa

New NFL, AFL, and ABL mottos: “Our felons are meaner than your felons.”


19 posted on 07/14/2013 2:50:16 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m glad I don’t buy what these thugs are selling anymore.


20 posted on 07/14/2013 2:50:27 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: cripplecreek

Does Roddy White pack? What would he do if someone was doing some MMA ground and pound on him after being sucker punched in the nose? Would he ask for some ID to determine the perps age?


21 posted on 07/14/2013 2:51:48 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Impala64ssa

Punk *** punks.


22 posted on 07/14/2013 2:52:53 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: skeeter

Nor do I pay for their salaries by purchasing tickets to the games. That includes the NBA...


23 posted on 07/14/2013 2:53:06 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Impala64ssa

Immediate suspensions, without pay, for the entire NFL season are called for.


24 posted on 07/14/2013 2:54:27 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: Impala64ssa

Question; Does your favorite sports celebrity act like a Bonobo monkey?..

** If so, you’re probably a democrat..


25 posted on 07/14/2013 2:56:33 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: freeangel

the owner is a pretty good guy (Home Depot owner Arthur Blank?). I hope he jumps White’s over rated sh!t.


26 posted on 07/14/2013 2:57:31 PM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: EEGator

I heard someone on TV say last night that Michael Vick was put in jail for killing dogs and Zimmerman walks free for killing a teenager. he then said that was evidence of racism in America. What a foolish comparison.


27 posted on 07/14/2013 2:58:14 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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Apologies NOT accepted, maggots
     

28 posted on 07/14/2013 2:59:57 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Mamzelle
"Pro football is nothing but a gang of steer thugs."

I stopped watching pro football when they fired Tom Landry.

29 posted on 07/14/2013 3:01:09 PM PDT by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I think twitter is populated by fools so these and other comments come as no surprise. I wish the people that make these lame comments would be more stand up and support their comments and not so quick to apologize if it should even be called that.

As much as I hate twitter, it does serve a purpose to expose these idiots and the funny thing is they are more than happy to make fools of themselves all on their own for everybody to see.


30 posted on 07/14/2013 3:02:09 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: Impala64ssa

If certain obvious circumstances were reversed, social-agenda driven ESPN would be wall-to-wall coverage and commentary on what these guys said. At the very least they would be driven into public humiliation. Can you imagine how (again, with certain obvious circumstances reversed) NBA commissioner, the very liberal David Stern, would react, let alone Goodell. Stern would fine them at least and maybe suspend them.


31 posted on 07/14/2013 3:02:20 PM PDT by line drive to right
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To: Impala64ssa

I was a big fan of the Giants going back to the days of John Mendenhall. I quit watching the NFL after they wouldn’t let Rush in the club. Similar situation with the NBA and MLB over the years: thugs, spoiled millionaires and team destroying owners.
The absolute best sports entertainment?
Michie Stadium in October.


32 posted on 07/14/2013 3:03:57 PM PDT by Macoozie (1) Win the Senate 2) Repeal Obamacare 3) Impeach Roberts)
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To: Impala64ssa

Apology given due to unexpected heat == not that believable...


33 posted on 07/14/2013 3:04:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Fzob

NAH....”Tweets” are where we ferret out the idiots....you may be surprised the activism for and by Conservatives on Twitter...


34 posted on 07/14/2013 3:09:18 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Twitter: The bathroom wall of the internet.


35 posted on 07/14/2013 3:10:14 PM PDT by jimjohn
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To: Impala64ssa

Stopped watching the NFL about 6 or 7 years ago in large part because of brainless sports-millionaires like these.


36 posted on 07/14/2013 3:10:18 PM PDT by x1stcav (Federal employees are parasites.)
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To: line drive to right

Just think Paula Deen vs. these thugs.


37 posted on 07/14/2013 3:10:29 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: Impala64ssa

Twitter: A place for stupid people to say things they really do mean, and then deny it later.


38 posted on 07/14/2013 3:11:55 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I heard someone on TV say last night that Michael Vick was put in jail for killing dogs and Zimmerman walks free for killing a teenager. he then said that was evidence of racism in America.

Look to me like evidence than most people like dogs better than teenagers, and I concur.

39 posted on 07/14/2013 3:12:11 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: cripplecreek

Amen...totally agree.


40 posted on 07/14/2013 3:12:34 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Perhaps someone realized that food stamps can’t be used to buy game tickets.


41 posted on 07/14/2013 3:14:06 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m done with the NFL.

I don’t care if the Giants win every game this season.

I’ll be doing something else.


42 posted on 07/14/2013 3:16:37 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: Impala64ssa
http://www.gzdefensefund.com/donate/

43 posted on 07/14/2013 3:17:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: military cop

“I hope he jumps White’s over rated sh!t.”

Me too. But I have also started contacting sponsors. I hope others thought to do the same. I kind of had a blonde moment until I saw another posters’ suggestion.


44 posted on 07/14/2013 3:17:53 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Red in Blue PA
My how times have changed. Now they would participate in the riots.

Baseball is a different breed because of the long time and hard work required to get to the big show. There's just not much room for gangsta attitude in baseball.

The gangsta attitude accepts no authority and won't back down. If a manager tells you to sacrifice yourself to move runners up, you do it or you sit on the bench or go play triple A ball.
45 posted on 07/14/2013 3:19:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Impala64ssa

These people figured out that this would put the kibosh to any endorsement deals they had going. Sad excuses for human beings.


46 posted on 07/14/2013 3:21:41 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Somebody needs to take the cell phones away from these National Concussion League types. They aren’t right.


47 posted on 07/14/2013 3:23:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m switching over to college ball. I’ll save my Sundays for church only.


48 posted on 07/14/2013 3:25:15 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: cripplecreek

As I remember it Willie Horton was jailed and paid his debt to society. He turned out to be a real man.


49 posted on 07/14/2013 3:29:03 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: ConservativeStatement

Must have been a Rhodes scholar. /s


50 posted on 07/14/2013 3:34:10 PM PDT by EEGator
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