Skip to comments.NFL Stars Feel Heat After Zimmerman Tweets
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 doesnt 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
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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?
Punk *** punks.
Nor do I pay for their salaries by purchasing tickets to the games. That includes the NBA...
Immediate suspensions, without pay, for the entire NFL season are called for.
Question; Does your favorite sports celebrity act like a Bonobo monkey?..
** If so, you’re probably a democrat..
the owner is a pretty good guy (Home Depot owner Arthur Blank?). I hope he jumps White’s over rated sh!t.
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.
I stopped watching pro football when they fired Tom Landry.
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.
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.
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.
Apology given due to unexpected heat == not that believable...
NAH....”Tweets” are where we ferret out the idiots....you may be surprised the activism for and by Conservatives on Twitter...
Twitter: The bathroom wall of the internet.
Stopped watching the NFL about 6 or 7 years ago in large part because of brainless sports-millionaires like these.
Just think Paula Deen vs. these thugs.
Twitter: A place for stupid people to say things they really do mean, and then deny it later.
Look to me like evidence than most people like dogs better than teenagers, and I concur.