Athletes react to Martin verdict
The “not guilty” verdict in the Trayvon Martin case sparked
instant reaction from athletes on Twitter on Saturday night:
George Zimmerman not guilty can u believe that. Wow
Wow!!! Stunned!!! Saddened as a father!!! Some1 make sense of
this verdict for me right now please!!! Don’t worry I’ll
— THREE (@DwyaneWade)
How do I explain this to my young boys????
Dear pro athletes- stay off twitter regarding this verdict.
Sincerely- you’re welcome
— Josh Scobee (@JoshScobee10)
In light of the latest developments, HEAT player James Jones
releases PSA encouraging calm to Zimmerman verdict:
Hot Hot Hoops (@hothothoops)
WoW!!! Prayers out to the Martin family…
— Chris Paul
I guess murder is OK.
— Brendon Ayanbadejo
Instead of rage & anger, let’s direct that emotion towards a
positive movement. Like education, poverty & black on black
crime in the hood.
— Donte’ Stallworth (@DonteStallworth)
I’m still In shock…
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover)
You get jail time for dog-fighting or shooting yourself but get
off after killing a teenager….doesn’t make sense to
— DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan)
— Anthony Davis (@AntDavis23)
I’m out twitter. Ttyl. This can’t be real life
My heart and soul goes out to the Trayvons parents. I feel their
pain. Unlike a lot of you ruthless ppl I have a heart and it feels
— Jared Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0)
WOW … My thoughts and prayers go out to the Martin family
— Tobias Harris (@tobias31)
I don’t wish harm to no man! Revenge won’t bring back Trayvon
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody)
I can’t believe this he KILLED A CHILD and received no
punishment of any sort from the justice system !!! RIP Trayvon
— Russell Shepard Jr.. (@LSUShep10)
I do not think it’s fair to follow an unarmed child, lose a
fight and shoot him. I’m sad Zimmerman not held
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason)
Wait he gets his gun back too?
— Stephen Curry
Watched a lot of the case…though manslaughter was a definite!
Thinking about everyone involved especially the Martin
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30)
RIP Trayvon Martin, prayers go out to the Martin family! May
peace be with you all.
— Eugene Geno Smith (@GenoSmith7)
Damn make you wanna scream free Aaron Hernandez..
Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era)
America justice system is a joke.
— Kendrick Perkins
These tears right now in my eyes are for Trayvon’s family, for
my nephews for my unborn son(God willing one day) this is so hard
— Swin Cash (@SwinCash)
forget to set your clocks back 50 years before you go to sleep
Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp)
I guess they paying us back for O.J.
— Derrick Coleman
No culpability for Zimmerman? None? How can that be?
Peter King (@SI_PeterKing)
Holy hard nipples in Alaska in the winter I know I didn’t just
see what I think I did on my tv screen…
— Chad Johnson
Zimmerman is a free man but is he really FREE…
I get if you’re mad about the verdict. I don’t get going out and
looting/rioting 5min from where you live. Be constructive not
— Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51)
That’s the face he make after killing a young black mans life !
Desean Jackson (@DeseanJackson10)
— Aj Green (@ajgreen_18)
DON’T COMMENTON POLICE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES ON SOCIAL
NETWORKS!THEY WATCH THIS AND WHEN U F UP THEYGONE HOLD IT
— Pierre McGee (@JaValeMcGee34)
Who really failed here? The prosecution? The jury? No. The laws
in the state of FL failed. Be constructive in response. Focus on
— Scott Fujita (@sfujita55)
All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for
letting a grown man get away with killing a kid
Giants WR Victor Cruz (
@TeamVic) weighs in on
then deletes Tweet:
Sporting News (@sportingnews)
Zimmerman got off? Is this true?
— Reggie Bush
Between Casey Anthony and Zimmerman the state of Florida is
looking real bad!
— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619)
I’m different if i was in Zimmerman shoes that night. I stay in
my car n watch especially knowin I’m safe with a loaded pistol on
— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson)
I’ve tried to get my thoughts together about this Martin trial.
I just don’t understand how u can kill a child and go home. Sad
— Maurice Jones-Drew (@Jones_Drew32)
Hoping the same outrage & energy for young blacks being
killed by guns is also directed to places like Chicago.
Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis)
These laws clearly need 2be changed. This is why ALL votes r
important not just the presidents.
That could b my son.
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis)
Lets hope this doesn’t lead to the deaths of more black
children. How u respond is most important right now.
Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis)
Plaxico Burress got 2 yrs for shooting HIMSELF! say that
Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan)
Some act like America is colorblind. The reality is its NOT. My
son also looks like Trayvon & we also have a home in FLA.
Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis)
How cool would it be to live in a world where George Zimmerman
offered Trayvon Martin a ride home to get him out of the rain that
— Nick Surkamp (@Nick_Surkamp)
State of Florida is a joke when it comes to this stuff. Casey
Anthony got off, now Zimmerman too! smh
— Isaiah Thomas
Dont know what the appropriate punishment is but this sets an
ugly precedence. Gotta feeling were gonna see more cases like this.
Nazr Mohammed (@NazrMohammed)
Living in a world where you fight dogs; you could lose
everything (Mike Vick).. If you kill a black man you’re not guilty!
I hope people have enough
for the system to let it be and not cause unneeded violence
Sean May (@BigMay42)
Not guilty! You will still have to answer to a hire authority as
we all do! You better have a case
— Kenny Smith
If you trusted the justice system to find a man guilty, you must
trust it when it finds a man not guilty, or it’s just partiality
— Bryan Petersen (@Peteypipes)
Think I’ll go pick a fight and get my ass kicked then pull my
gun and kill somebody and see if I can get away…
James Harrison (@jharrison9292)
What bothers me is that it was GZ fault..had he just listened to
the cops Trayvon would still be alive..he should be responsible for
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR)